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memories of the ’80s – Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

For summer 1982, one of the songs of the day was a duet by two superstars: Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Written by McCartney for his third solo album Tug of War, the song was initially … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers

In 1972, a girl group’s song caught fire on the Billboard charts with I’ll Take You There. Recorded in 1971 at the famous Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, the song was written by the album’s producer Al Bell, and was … 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 ’80s – Crazy For You by Madonna

Pop star Madonna stepped away from her albums to do a song for a film with the single Crazy For You. Written by John Bettis and John Lind, the song was for the soundtrack of the 1985 film Vision Quest. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn

The American trio topped the charts in the mid 1970s with a memorable cover of a song He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).¬† Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson aka Tony Orlando and Dawn attended the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx

The debut of an LA-based singer/songwriter came with the hefty support of The Eagles: Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx. Marx began his career in the early 1980s as a background singer and writing songs for other artists on Manhattan … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Toy Soldiers by Martika

Going for broke with her first album, singer Martika hit number one with her song Toy Soldiers. An actor and singer, Marta Marrero aka Martika¬† had made her mark in the role of Annie before becoming of the cast of … Continue reading

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