Tag Archives: R&B

memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & friends

The mid 1980s brought a second version of That’s What Friends Are For to burn up the charts and lend a helping hand to charity. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded by Rod … 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 – Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) by Billy Ocean

In the 1980s the smooth sounds of Billy Ocean brought this pop/R&B song to the charts with Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run). Suddenly was the fifth studio album from British singer Ocean, who had moderate success in … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White

A hit maker from the beginning,¬† Barry White scored another top of the charts with the lead single from his third album Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe. Releasing his third album Can’t Get Enough, White wrote, recorded and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Seasons Change by Expose

The late 1980s brought another girl group to the charts with the song Seasons Change by Expose. Formed originally in 1984 by Miami DJ Lewis Martinee, the girl group was Sandra Casanas, Alejandra Lorenzo and Laurie Miller. The trio recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

The sound of 1987 was never more typical than this album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Spanish Fly. With songs written by R&B powerhouse Full Force, the R&B/pop hybrid released their first single, Head to Toe from Spanish Fly … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire

For funk band Earth, Wind &¬†Fire, 1975 brought them their first number one single, the memorable Shining Star. Written by band members Maurice White, Larry Dunn and Philip Bailey, the song was written for the CBS album That’s the Way … Continue reading

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