1980 to 1985 Chart Toppers are featured when the New Music Series “Greatest Hits” Premieres

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25 June 2016
Greatest Hits
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“Greatest Hits”
Premieres Thursday, June 30 at 9 PM ET/PT on ABC Television Network
          Each episode will highlight a five-year period celebrating the biggest hits from that time, hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini. Each week, iconic music artists, as well as today’s music chart-toppers, will take the stage and perform the songs that defined the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The six-episode series will feature special solo performances, never-before-seen duets and incredible tributes.

          The series premiere episode will kick off the six-week music event with chart toppers from 1980-1985, with performances by Pitbull, REO Speedwagon, Ray Parker, Jr., Jason Derulo, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Rick Springfield and Kool & The Gang.

Greatest Hits
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          The episode will showcase some of the greatest hits from the early ’80s, including a duet with REO Speedwagon and Pitbull, and a special tribute to Michael Jackson performed by Jason Derulo. Hosted by actor and comedian Arsenio Hall and country music star Kelsea Ballerini.
Musical performances from 1980-1985 include:
 REO Speedwagon performs “Keep On Loving You” and a duet with Pitbull performing “Messin’ Around”
 Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
 Jason Derulo – “Human Nature”
 Kenny Loggins – “Footloose”
 Kim Carnes – “Bette Davis Eyes”
 Rick Springfield – “Jessie’s Girl”
 Kool & The Gang – “Celebration”

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