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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 – With Every Beat of My Heart by Taylor Dayne

The end of the 1980s on the Billboard Hot 100 came with a song that was oh so typical 1980s: With Every Beat of My Heart by Taylor Dayne. Written by Arthur Baker, Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher, the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Deep is Your Love by Bee Gees

The late 1970s became the era of the Bee Gees, thanks to their soundtrack for the film Saturday Night Fever, which included the ballad How Deep is Your Love. The band was to go back into the studio to start … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Can’t Wait by Nu Shooz

An American R&B band hit the top of the charts in the mid 1980s with its synth single I Can’t Wait. Nu Shooz was a Portland, Oregon based band, started by husband and wife duo John Smith and Valerie Day. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Best of My Love by The Emotions

The mid 1970s was all about dance, like this number one song of 1977: Best of My Love by The Emotions.  Written and produced by Maurice White and Al McKay of fellow band Earth, Wind and Fire, the song was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Xanadu

A romantic musical fantasy that was a combination of beach life, music, Greek mythology and roller skating, the film Xanadu was a sparkling fantasy that flopped at the box office. Directed by Robert Greenwald, the film starred Olivia Newton-John, Michael … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Skatetown USA

Trying to capitalize on pop culture trends, William Levy and Lorin Dreyfuss created a film to lure the roller skating fans to the big screen with Skatetown USA. Written by Nick Castle, who was also an actor best known for … Continue reading

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