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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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memories of the ’70s – Rock Your Baby by George McRae

One of the classics of disco was born in 1974 thanks to another band: Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band, the song was not … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Toy Soldiers by Martika

Going for broke with her first album, singer Martika hit number one with her song Toy Soldiers. An actor and singer, Marta Marrero aka Martika¬† had made her mark in the role of Annie before becoming of the cast of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ring My Bell by Anita Ward

A song that was intended as a song for an 11 year old became a disco hit of 1979: Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. Written by singer Frederick Knight, the song was intended for a teenybopper singer Stacy Lattisaw, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sussudio by Phil Collins

On his third solo album, musician Phil Collins created a song/earworm that snuck its way into everyone’s mind with the song Sussudio. The second single from his 1985 album No Jacket Required after One More Night, Collins was improvising with … 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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memories of the ’80s – Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

Her second single may not have been a party anthem, but it cemented the fan support for debut of Cyndi Lauper when she released Time After Time. The second single from her successful album She’s So Unusual , the song … Continue reading

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