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memories of the ’70s – Rich Girl by Hall & Oates

The late 1970s brought success to already popular Hall & Oates with the song Rich Girl. Although rumoured to be about always-in-the-news heiress Patty Hearst, the song written by Hall was about a man. He was an ex-boyfriend of Hall’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Graceland by Paul Simon

Over 30 years ago, Paul Simon went deep into the heart of South Africa to make the album Graceland. His seventh studio album, Simon was dealing with the end of his marriage and depression, as well as a previous album … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – ABBA The Album

In December 1977, Swedish pop group ABBA released its fifth album and its first film, showcasing their style in ABBA The Album. Recording from May until November, this studio album included songs from the mini-musical The Girl with the Golden … 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 ’80s – Faith by George Michael

In the late 1980s, George Michael left behind his fame from Wham! and went solo with his first debut album – and scored a number one hit for Faith. After leaving behind Wham! in 1987, Michael focused on his first … 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 – Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles

The second studio album from American band The Bangles was the key to kicking them into the A list with their single Walk Like an Egyptian. Written by American songwriter Liam Sternberg, Walk Like an Egyptian was first offered to … Continue reading

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