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memories of the ’70s – Your Song by Elton John

The beginning of the 1970s was the beginning of major success for Elton John with Your Song. Releasing his second self-titled studio album, the album was produced by Gus Dudgeon, and was the first album released in the US by … Continue reading

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memoirs of the ’80s – Eternal Flame by The Bangles

The 1980s ended with a Hot 100 ballad from The Bangles: Eternal Flame. Written by Susanna Hoffs with writing team Bill Steinberg and Tom Kelly, the song was the only love song on the album Everything. Hoffs had spoken about … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain & Tennille

The sounds of summer in July 1975 was all about love thanks to The Captain & Tennille’s Love Will Keep Us Together. Written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, the song was initially performed and recorded by Sedaka in 1973, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Careless Whisper by George Michael

In the mid ’80s, British pop star George Michael released his first solo effort, a ballad: Careless Whisper. When he was 17, Michael and bandmate Andrew Ridgeley composed the song, using his emotions from his first attempts at romantic relationships to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Amanda by Boston

For the rock group Boston, a power ballad became one of their biggest hits: Amanda. The song was on the album Third Stage, the third album from the band, finished after a six year legal battle with their music label … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

A ballad by Chicago became the band’s first number one hit on Billboard: If You Leave Me Now. The tenth album by the band, Chicago X was created after a break from the previous album. Recorded in the spring of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees

The first American single for the brothers from Australia led them into the spotlight: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees. In 1970, brothers Barry and Robin Gibb worked on the song, along with another song … 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 ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

A top 10 hit of the early 1980s, Bryan Adams’ ballad Heaven was in heavy rotation on radio playlists across North America. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was recorded in 1983 at the Power Station Studio in New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Melt With You by Modern English

Early 80s fans fell for this unconventional love song  by Modern English: I Melt With You. Written by the band, the song was for their 1982 album After the Snow and was their first single released in May 1982. The … Continue reading

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