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Eddie Money arrived in the late '70s at the height of album rock's popularity. While Money didn't have a remarkable voice, he had a knack for catchy, blue-collar rock & roll, which he delivered with a surprising amount of polished, radio-friendly finesse. He was able to survive in the early MTV era by filming a series of funny narrative videos, something his AOR peers were reluctant to do. However, he wasn't able to resist the temptations of a rock & roll lifestyle, and his popularity dipped in the mid-'80s as he struggled with various addictions. Once he sobered up, he made a remarkable comeback in the late '80s, with singles like "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Walk on Water" reaching the Top Ten. It proved to be Money's last string of hits -- during the early '90s his popularity faded and, aside from very intermittent returns to the recording studio as an independent artist, he retired to the oldies circuit. Initially, Eddie Mahoney was going to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Brooklyn cop. He attended the New York Police Academy during the early '70s, but at night he sang in rock & roll bands under the name Eddie Money. After a few years, he decided to pursue rock & roll as a career and quit the academy, moving to Berkeley, CA. Money became a regular at Bay Area clubs, where he eventually got the attention of legendary promoter Bill Graham, who signed the singer to his management company. Graham also secured him a contract with Columbia Records, and Money released his eponymous debut in 1977. During the late '70s, Eddie Money had a handful of album rock hits and wound up crossing over into the Top 40 with songs like "Baby Hold On" and "Maybe I'm a Fool." During the early '80s, Money began to make funny narrative videos, which became staples on early MTV and made "Shakin'" and "Think I'm in Love" hits. His career hit a slump during the mid-'80s as he struggled with various drug addictions, but he made a comeback in 1986 with Can't Hold Back. Featuring the hit duet with Ronnie Spector "Take Me Home Tonight," as well as the Top 20 "I Wanna Go Back," the album became a Top Ten smash, re-establishing Money as a successful blue-collar rocker. Money followed the album in 1988 with Nothing to Lose, which featured the Top Ten "Walk on Water." Two years later, "Peace in Our Time," taken from the 1989 Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money, reached number 11. "Peace in Our Time" proved to be Money's last big hit. During the early '90s, his audience slowly faded away, as both 1991's Right Here and 1992's Unplug It In were ignored. Columbia dropped him in the mid-'90s, and he spent the remainder of the decade touring the oldies circuit. He returned with a new album, Ready Eddie, in 1999, followed by the soul-inflected Wanna Go Back in 2007. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Eddie Money

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    Eddie Money

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    Take Me Home Tonight - The Best Of (Re-Recorded Versions)

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    The Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)

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    Playlist: The Very Best of Eddie Money

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    Ready Eddie

    14 songs

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    Shakin' with the Money Man

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    Can't Hold Back

    11 songs

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    No Control

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    Eddie Money

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    Life for the Taking

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    The Essential Eddie Money

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    The Covers EP - Volume Two

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    The Covers EP - Volume One

    31 songs

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    Eddie Money/Life for the Taking/No Control

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    We Are the '80s

    10 songs

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    Let's Rock & Roll the Place

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    The Essential Eddie Money

    16 songs

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    The Best of Eddie Money

    10 songs

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    Super Hits

    13 songs

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    Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money

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    Unplug It In

    12 songs

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    Then and Now

    12 songs

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    Wanna Go Back

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    Can't Hold Back [Deluxe Edition]

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Top Songs by
Eddie Money

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  2.   Two Tickets to Paradise
  3.   Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby
  4.   Baby Hold On
  5.   Think I'm in Love
  6.   Shakin'
  7.   Walk on Water
  8.   I Wanna Go Back
  9.   Gimme Some Water
  10.   Everybody Loves Christmas
  11.   Peace in Our Time
  12.   Pull Together
  13.   Handbags and Gladrags by Rod Stewart
  14.   Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby by Ronnie Spector
  15.   Wanna Go Back
  16.   Build Me Up Buttercup
  17.   I'll Get By
  18.   Hard Life
  19.   Can't Go On
  20.   You've Really Got a Hold on Me
  21.   Trinidad
  22.   We Should Be Sleeping
  23.   You Really Got a Hold on Me
  24.   Gimme Some Lovin'
  25.   Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Eddie Money

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    Classic Rock

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    55 Songs You Think Suck

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    '80s Hits

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    Cheap Trick: DNA

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    Classic Hits

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    '80s Rock

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    Sweating to the Oldies

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    Singing In The Shower

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    Sing-A-Long Songs

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    '70s Rock

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    Eagles: DNA

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    Oldies

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    Gruden's Groove: I Am The DJ

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    RockTheBorder

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    '80s, '90s & Today

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    '70s Hits

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    Soft Hits

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    '70s Deep Dive

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    Soft Rock

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    Rock The Halls


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