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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

A ballad by Chicago became the band’s first number one hit on Billboard: If You Leave Me Now. The tenth album by the band, Chicago X was created after a break from the previous album. Recorded in the spring of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Two well-known singers collaborated on a movie song that became one of the best-known duets of the decade: Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie.  Written by Lionel Richie, the song was written for the film based on the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul

A star on the small screen, then a top 40 hitmaker with Billboard: the one hit wonder Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul. Soul was starring in the hit cop show Starsky & Hutch, and decided to turn … 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 ’70s – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again by Dionne Warwick

At the beginning of the 1970s, singer Dionne Warwick kicked off the decade with one of her most memorable hits: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again. Composed by Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David, the song was written for the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

The mid 1970s Billboard charts reflected a wide range of music styles, including the soft rock, easy listening, ballad by Chicago: If You Leave Me Now. Written by the band’s bass guitar player Peter Cetera, he also recorded the ballad, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow

Written and recorded by others, the version by Barry Manilow made I Write the Songs a contender for Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The song was written by Bruce Johnston, best known as a member of The Beach Boys, in 1975, and … Continue reading

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