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memories of the `80s – Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, a young singer kicked off her career with a debut album and a hot single: Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston. Signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records in 1983, Houston started working on her … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dancing in the Street (Bowie & Jagger)

A 1960s civil rights pop song became an ’80s dance song from an unlikely duo of David Bowie and Mick Jagger: Dancing in the Street. Written by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter, the song was recorded by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick (and friends)

Twice recorded, but second time lucky: That’s What Friends Are For topped the charts in February 1986 thanks to the vocal stylings of Dionne Warwick. And a few friends. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie

This mid 1980s ballad not only showcased the range of its singer, but was the theme song of a popular film: Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Commissioned by the producers to write a theme song for the 1985 … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

In the mid ’80s, Brit rock band Dire Straits gained a new group of fans with its blues/pop song that was all about music videos with the single Money for Nothing. Written by Dire Straits singer Mark Knopfler, the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Journey of Natty Gann

In the mid 1980s, Disney was trying to revive its kids film business, and launching the career of young actress Meredith Salenger with The Journey of Natty Gann. Written by Andrew Bergman and Jeanne Rosenberg, and directed by Jeremy Kagan, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr

In the mid 1980s, a soundtrack’s title song that was also inspired by one man’s challenge became the number one song on Billboard: St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr. Written by David Foster and John Parr as an … Continue reading

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