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Many people spend a lot of time sitting around the house debating what song was the biggest hit for a particular band. At least, we do. A lot. Anyway, there is a definitive source, and the answers might surprise you. Sure, you can probably guess that The Police's biggest hit was Every Breath You Take (#1 for 8 weeks in 1983), but what was Sting's biggest hit as a solo artist? If You Love Somebody Set Them Free? We'll Be Together? Nope. It's All For Love (sung with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart for the movie The Three Musketeers, reached #1 for 3 weeks in 1993.)

So here's the game. We're giving you 13 bands, four songs from each band. You simply pick the song that was their biggest Billboard Top 100 hit. The Billboard charts are, for those who don't know, the industry standard, and are based on a combination of sales and airplay. So we're not just making this stuff up.

Oh, and just to be difficult, some of these are actually exactly what you'd think they are, while others while surprise you and make you say "What? No Way! You Lying Cur!"

We love being difficult.

1. Bob Seger

Night Moves
Old Time Rock and Roll
Against the Wind

2. Corey Hart

Sunglasses At Night
It Ain't Enough
Never Surrender
Everything In My Heart

3. Billy Idol

White Wedding
Eyes Without a Face
Mony Mony
Cradle of Love

4. Styx

Come Sail Away
Too Much Time On My Hands
Mr. Roboto

5. Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way
Don't Stop

6. John Cougar Mellencamp (and other variations on his name)

Hurts So Good
Jack and Diane
Pink Houses
Small Town


What You Need
Need You Tonight
Devil Inside
Never Tear Us Apart

8. Don Henley

Dirty Laundry
The Boys of Summer
The End Of The Innocence
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough

9. M.C. Hammer

U Can't Touch This
2 Legit 2 Quit
Addams Groove

10. Eddie Money

Baby Hold On
Two Tickets To Paradise
Take Me Home Tonight
Walk On Water

11. Journey

Who's Crying Now
Don't Stop Believin'
Open Arms
Separate Ways

12. The Cars

My Best Friend's Girl
Shake It Up
You Might Think

13. ABC

The Look Of Love
Poison Arrow
Be Near Me
When Smokey Sings

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