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memories of the ’70s – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas

To kick off the 1970s, the first number one song of the year (and decade) was a song from a film: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas. Written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Crazy For You by Madonna

Pop star Madonna stepped away from her albums to do a song for a film with the single Crazy For You. Written by John Bettis and John Lind, the song was for the soundtrack of the 1985 film Vision Quest. … 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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memories of the ’70s – If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman

With the success of numerous songs by the Brothers Gibb, a cover of their song also got a number one hit for Yvonne Elliman with If I Can’t Have You. Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb for the Saturday … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Two well-known singers collaborated on a movie song that became one of the best-known duets of the decade: Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie.  Written by Lionel Richie, the song was written for the film based on the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Deep is Your Love by Bee Gees

The late 1970s became the era of the Bee Gees, thanks to their soundtrack for the film Saturday Night Fever, which included the ballad How Deep is Your Love. The band was to go back into the studio to start … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Xanadu

A romantic musical fantasy that was a combination of beach life, music, Greek mythology and roller skating, the film Xanadu was a sparkling fantasy that flopped at the box office. Directed by Robert Greenwald, the film starred Olivia Newton-John, Michael … Continue reading

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