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memories of the ’80s – When I Think of You by Janet Jackson

Third time is the charm for Janet Jackson, when her third studio album’s third single led her to the top of the charts with When I Think of You. Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Control was Jackson’s third … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

A collaboration with another famous musician was the basis of this song becoming a number one hit in 1975: Fame by David Bowie. After finishing the recording sessions¬† in Philadelphia for his ninth studio album Young Americans, Bowie moved to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond

The beginning of the 1970s brought many teeny bop songs to the top of the charts, including this uber-sweet ballad Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, this song, about a young man … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

The end of the 1980s brought another successful song to the charts for Phil Collins with Another Day in Paradise from his fourth studio album …But Seriously. Written and performed by Collins, the song was a more soulful ballad, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

The end of the 1970s was the debut of a band that would create a lasting rock classic: Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders. Written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, two of the four members of The Pretenders and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – My Sharona by The Knack

At the end of the 1970s, a debut song became a pop anthem that is still beloved: My Sharona by The Knack. Written by band members Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, the song was written about Fieger’s girlfriend Sharona. Averre … 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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