It's time to hand the turntables over to Mini Moose. Here are her seven picks for February.
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Break My Stride was released in 1983 from Matthew Wilder's debut album, I Don't Speak the Language. The song became an international hit, landing in the Top 10 in 14 countries, including the U.S. where it peaked at No. 2 on Cash Box and No. 5 on Billboard Hot 100.
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Wicked Game was released in 1989 from Chris Isaak’s third studio album, Heart Shaped World, but it didn’t become a hit until it was featured a year later in David Lynch’s movie Wild at Heart. The song peaked at No. 6 on Billboard Hot 100 in January 1991, making it Isaak’s first hit.
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Brass Monkey is from Richard Cheese's fourth studio album, Aperitif for Destruction (2005). The album's a play on Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction (1987) and includes covers of various songs. Brass Monkey was written by the Beastie Boys and Rick Rubin and was originally released on January 5, 1987 from the album Licensed to Ill (1986).
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I Like to Dance is from Hot Chelle Rae's debut studio album, Lovesick Electric (2009). It was the first of only two singles released from the album. The other was Bleed. Bleed peaked at No. 31 on Billboard Mainstream Top 40, but I Like to Dance failed to chart. Still, here at Vinyl, we think it's a catchy-ass song.
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Written by Ruthann Friedman, Windy was recorded by the Association. Released in 1967 from the album Inside Out (1966), the song hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. Lead singer, Larry Ramos claimed it had been written about a man, and that the Association had changed the lyrics to be about a woman. Friedman disputed the claim, saying she had written the song about a woman she had conjured in her mind.
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Jesus Is Just Alright was written by Arthur Reid Reynolds and first recorded by The Art Reynolds Singers in 1966 for the album, Tellin’ It Like It Is. Several artists have covered the song, including The Byrds and DC Talk. The Doobie Brothers’ version, Jesus Is Just Alright With Me, from Toulouse Street (1972), hit No. 35 on Billboard Hot 100. In the 60s, “all right” meant something “cool”.