Dirty Laundry by Don Henley

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"Dirty Laundry" is a hit song written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, from Henley's debut solo album ''I Can't Stand Still, released in 1982. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart in October 1982, prior to being issued as a 45. Lyrically, the song describes mass media sensationalism and yellow journalism, featuring sound effects such as ringing phones and cameras taking pictures.

Released as the second single from I Can't Stand Still, it spent four weeks at #3 on the Billboard'' Hot 100 in early 1983. The single was quickly certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing sales of over one million records in the US.

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