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memories of the ’80s – Street Hawk

In the mid 1980s, a television series tried to break into the network schedule: Street Hawk. Created by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstoff, the series was distributed by Universal and picked up by ABC TV in 1984. But with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy

Rising high as an actor in comedies in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy tried for a singing career with the song Party All the Time. Murphy had been in 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop when he worked with … Continue reading

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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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