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memories of the ’70s – Heart of Glass by Blondie

The end of the ’70s brought us a disco song with a rock/punk twist: Heart of Glass by Blondie. Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, the song was initially written in 1974 and was titled Once I … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Straight Up by Paula Abdul

Her debut album and her third single combined to push Paula Abdul into the spotlight with the song Straight Up. At the time Abdul was known as a choreographer and dancer for Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, George Michael and ZZ … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart

The end of the 1970s brought a change to a singer’s sound with Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Written by Stewart and collaborators Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchings, the song was included on Stewart’s 1978 album Blondes Have … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – A Chorus Line

Debuting in the 1970s as a stage production, the next decade brought the story of Broadway dancers to the big screen in A Chorus Line. With a screenplay by Arnold Schulman, which was based on the play and a book … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – A Chorus Line

In the middle of the 1970s, a play took the oldest story of Broadway and made it the show: A Chorus Line. With music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, the musical focused on the 17 dancers chosen … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When I Think of You by Janet Jackson

Third time is the charm for Janet Jackson, when her third studio album’s third single led her to the top of the charts with When I Think of You. Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Control was Jackson’s third … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rock Your Baby by George McRae

One of the classics of disco was born in 1974 thanks to another band: Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band, the song was not … Continue reading

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