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memories of the ’80s – Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

A song written in the 1970s became a hit of the 1980s: Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, the song was originally performed by DeShannon for her album New Arrangement in … 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 ’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 ’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 ’80s – When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution

The summer of 1984 was all about Prince, with his first film and the lead single from the soundtrack of Purple Rain dominating the airwaves: When Doves Cry. Prince was asked by the Purple Rain’s director Albert Magnoli to write … Continue reading

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