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memories of the ’80s – Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie

This mid 1980s ballad not only showcased the range of its singer, but was the theme song of a popular film: Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Commissioned by the producers to write a theme song for the 1985 … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow

Written and recorded by others, the version by Barry Manilow made I Write the Songs a contender forĀ Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The song was written by Bruce Johnston, best known as a member of The Beach Boys, in 1975, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Movin’ by Brass Construction

The disco era of the 1970s spawned many memorable one hit wonders, including one that came out of a jam session: Movin’ by Brass Construction. The funk/disco band was working on its first album, and spent time in the studio … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

The mid ’80s weren’t just about danceĀ bands and pop songs – the metal ballads were in demand like Here I Go Again by Brit metal band Whitesnake. The song was first included on Whitesnake’s 1982 album Saints & Sinners, but … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Just Want to be your Everything by Andy Gibb

In 1976, the younger brother of the Bee Gees started working on his debut album Flowing Rivers, with the first single one that became a radio fave: I Just Want to be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. Gibb spent time … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tony Orlando and Dawn

From a solo artist, to becoming a group act to starring in their own variety show, Tony Orlando and Dawn were an essential part of the sounds of the 1970s. Orlando had made his name in the 1960s as a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

In the mid ’80s, Brit rock band Dire Straits gained a new group of fans with its blues/pop song that was all about music videos with the single Money for Nothing. Written by Dire Straits singer Mark Knopfler, the song … Continue reading

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