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

The mid 1980s brought a second version of That’s What Friends Are For to burn up the charts and lend a helping hand to charity. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded by Rod … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas

To kick off the 1970s, the first number one song of the year (and decade) was a song from a film: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas. Written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (They Long to Be) Close To You by The Carpenters

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, this song became a hit thanks to The Carpenters: (They Long to Be) Close To You. First recorded and released by actor/singer Richard Chamberlain in 1963, Bacharach fave Dionne Warwick also recorded the song … 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 – 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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