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memories of the ’70s – Rich Girl by Hall & Oates

The late 1970s brought success to already popular Hall & Oates with the song Rich Girl. Although rumoured to be about always-in-the-news heiress Patty Hearst, the song written by Hall was about a man. He was an ex-boyfriend of Hall’s … 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 ’80s – At This Moment by Billy Vera & The Beaters

A sappy love song of the 1980s became a Billboard hit thanks to a television show: At This Moment by Billy Vera & The Beaters. Written by Billy Vera, At This Moment was recorded and performed during a series of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor

For those looking for a one hit wonder of the late 1970s, Mary MacGregor’s love triangle song was it: Torn Between Two Lovers. Written by Pete Yarrow (of folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary), the song was intended for a … 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 ’70s – Starman by David Bowie

For fans of David Bowie, 1972 was a memorable year for the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and its first single: Starman. Recorded in 1971, the album was almost finished when … Continue reading

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