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memories of the ’80s – Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, the self-titled debut of a powerful female voice was released: Whitney Houston. Produced by several powerhouses including Jermaine Jackson, Michael Massir, Kashif and Narada Michael Walden, Houston had been signed to a record deal by Arista … Continue reading

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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 – Mandy by Barry Manilow

The middle year of the 1970s saw a song that was reinvented by Barry Manilow cruise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – Mandy. Written by Scott English and Robert Kerr, the song was originally titled Brandy. English … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas

To kick off the 1970s, the first number one song of the year (and decade) was a song from a film: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas. Written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the … Continue reading

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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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