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memories of the ’80s – Don’t You Want Me by The Human League

Electro-synth rhythms took over the charts in the summer of 1982 with The Human League and their song Don’t You Want Me. The British band had two relatively successful albums in the early 1980s, but with their third album Dare, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Will It Go Round in Circles? by Billy Preston

In 1973, the early sounds of disco came to the top of the pop charts with Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston. Starting his career as a keyboard player in the 1960s for well-known performers such as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

In the mid 1980s one of Canada’s favourite rockers released a ballad that soared to the top: Heaven by Bryan Adams. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was initially for the soundtrack of the film A Night in … Continue reading

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memories of the’70s – Sister Golden Hair by America

The mid 1970s brought a soft rock song to the top of the charts: Sister Golden Hair by America. Written by Gerry Beckley, the inspiration came from another singer/songwriter, Jackson Browne. Beckley felt his songs were the epitome of Los … 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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memories of the ’80s – Little Jeannie by Elton John

The beginning of the 1980s led Elton John back into the spotlight with the single Little Jeannie. After announcing he wouldn’t tour any longer, stopping his writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and seduced by the fleeting music trends of the … Continue reading

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