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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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memories of the ’80s – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

The mid ’80s weren’t just about dance bands and pop songs – the metal ballads were in demand like Here I Go Again by Brit metal band Whitesnake. The song was first included on Whitesnake’s 1982 album Saints & Sinners, but … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

A top 10 hit of the early 1980s, Bryan Adams’ ballad Heaven was in heavy rotation on radio playlists across North America. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was recorded in 1983 at the Power Station Studio in New … Continue reading

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