20th Anniversary (1988)

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<b>20th Anniversary (1988)</b><br>
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Jan. 31: "The Wonder Years"<br>
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Baby-boom nostalgia hits TV courtesy of Neal Marlens' memories of junior high.<br>
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April 19: Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"<br>
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One of the greatest hip-hop albums by the greatest hip-hop group from Long Island.<br>
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July 15: "Die Hard"<br>
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Bruce Willis goes from TV star to movie star as terrorist-fighting NYPD cop John McClane.<br>
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Aug. 8: NWA's "Straight Outta Compton"<br>
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Gangsta rap gets a voice thanks to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Eazy-E and such cuts as the title track and " F*** tha Police."<br>
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Sept. 24: "Don't Worry Be Happy"<br>
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Bobby McFerrin's goofy, Caribbean-inflected hit is the first a cappella song to hit No. 1. It's appropriated by Republican candidate George H.W. Bush's staff in the presidential campaign (until McFerrin, a Democrat, objected, and the Bushies stopped).<br>
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Oct. 18: "Roseanne"<br>
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Their house was a mess. They squabbled with their kids. They never had enough money. Finally, a show about us.<br><br>
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( 'Wonder Years' photo courtesy of Warner Bros. )


20th Anniversary (1988)

Jan. 31: "The Wonder Years"

Baby-boom nostalgia hits TV courtesy of Neal Marlens' memories of junior high.

April 19: Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"

One of the greatest hip-hop albums by the greatest hip-hop group from Long Island.

July 15: "Die Hard"

Bruce Willis goes from TV star to movie star as terrorist-fighting NYPD cop John McClane.

Aug. 8: NWA's "Straight Outta Compton"

Gangsta rap gets a voice thanks to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Eazy-E and such cuts as the title track and " F*** tha Police."

Sept. 24: "Don't Worry Be Happy"

Bobby McFerrin's goofy, Caribbean-inflected hit is the first a cappella song to hit No. 1. It's appropriated by Republican candidate George H.W. Bush's staff in the presidential campaign (until McFerrin, a Democrat, objected, and the Bushies stopped).

Oct. 18: "Roseanne"

Their house was a mess. They squabbled with their kids. They never had enough money. Finally, a show about us.

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