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memories of the ’70s – Sing A Song by Earth Wind & Fire

A funky dance song by Earth Wind & Fire got o the top of the charts in 1976 – Sing A Song. Written by Maurice White and Al McKay, the song was a mix of soul, funk and R&B and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Like a Virgin by Madonna

The mid 1980s were kicked into high drive with the lead single from this memorable album: Like a Virgin by Madonna. Written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, the song was the lead single of the album of the same … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – September by Earth Wind and Fire

The beginning of September is always a good time to remember the song September by Earth Wind & Fire. Previously unreleased, although played live at many concerts, September was finally included in the band’s first best of compilation The Best … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Don’t You Want Me by The Human League

Electro-synth rhythms took over the charts in the summer of 1982 with The Human League and their song Don’t You Want Me. The British band had two relatively successful albums in the early 1980s, but with their third album Dare, … Continue reading

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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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