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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 – Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John

In the mid 1970s a songstress topped the charts with her album Have You Never Been Mellow: by Australian singer Olivia Newton John. Her sixth studio album, Newton-John recorded the album at Abbey Road Studios in London, with producer John … Continue reading

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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 ’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 ’80s – Please Don’t Go by KC and The Sunshine Band

The beginning of the 1980s was kicked off on the charts by a ballad – Please Don’t Go by KC and The Sunshine Band. The song was from the sixth studio album from the band, Do You Wanna Go Party, … 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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