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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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memories of the ’80s – Sussudio by Phil Collins

On his third solo album, musician Phil Collins created a song/earworm that snuck its way into everyone’s mind with the song Sussudio. The second single from his 1985 album No Jacket Required after One More Night, Collins was improvising with … 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 ’70s – (Love is) Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb

The late 1970s brought another Gibb brother into the spotlight with younger brother Andy Gibb and the song (Love is) Thicker than Water. Recorded in 1976, Flowing Rivers was Andy Gibb’s first solo album and the first single was the … 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 ’70s – You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt

In the mid 1970s a young singer chose a popular song and took it to number one: You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt. Written by Clint Ballard Jr., the song was first performed by Dee Dee Warwick in 1963 as … Continue reading

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