Showing posts with label Vocal/Easy Listening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vocal/Easy Listening. Show all posts

Sep 15, 2019

Over and Over by Fausto Papetti (1968)

Over and Over by Fausto Papetti (1968)
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Aug 28, 2019

Just Another Day in Paradise by Bertie Higgins (1982)

Just Another Day in Paradise by Bertie Higgins (1982)
Just Another Day in Paradise is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Bertie Higgins, released in 1982.

The album spawned the Top 10 single "Key Largo" as well as the title track which was released as a follow up. The single "Just Another Day in Paradise" was not as big a hit as "Key Largo" but received much airplay and also hit the Country charts as well.


Aug 19, 2019

Killing Me Softly by Fausto Papetti

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Aug 10, 2019

Comin' In And Out Of Your Life by Barbra Streisand (1982)

Comin' In And Out Of Your Life by Barbra Streisand (1982)
"Comin' In and Out of Your Life" is a 1981 single released by Barbra Streisand on her album Memories. The song was voted the favorite adult contemporary song in the Wilmington area according to surveys by WMFD radio on January 1, 1982. On November 27, 1981, the song was 10th in the same list.


Aug 9, 2019

The Boll Weevil Song by Brook Benton (1961)

The Boll Weevil Song by Brook Benton (1961)
"Boll Weevil" is a traditional blues song, also known by similar titles such as "Boweavil" or "Boll Weevil Blues". Many songs about the boll weevil were recorded by blues musicians during the 1920s through the 1940s. However, a rendition by Lead Belly recorded in 1934 by folklorist Alan Lomax led to its becoming well-known. A 1961 adaptation by Brook Benton became a pop hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100.




Perhaps as early as 1908, blues pioneer Charley Patton wrote a song called "Mississippi Boweevil Blues" and recorded it in July 1929 (as "The Masked Marvel") for Paramount Records. Some of the lyrics are similar to "Boll Weevil," describing the first time and "the next time" the narrator saw the boll weevil and making reference to the weevil's family and home. "Mother of the Blues" Ma Rainey recorded a song called "Bo-Weavil Blues" in Chicago in December 1923, and Bessie Smith covered it in 1924, but the song had little in common with Lead Belly's "Boll Weevil" aside from the subject matter.

Aug 4, 2019

The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page (1950)

The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page (1950)
"Tennessee Waltz" is a popular country music song with lyrics by Redd Stewart and music by Pee Wee King written in 1946 and first released in January 1948. The song became a multimillion seller via a 1950 recording – as "The Tennessee Waltz" – by Patti Page. As of 1974, it was the biggest-selling song ever in Japan.



Aug 3, 2019

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)
"Physical" is a song by British-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in September 1981 by MCA Records as the lead single from the album. Recorded in early 1981, "Physical" rose to #1 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1981 and stayed there for 10 weeks (the most of any single in the 1980s), remaining until the second half of January 1982. It reached #2 on the Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay chart on November 27, 1981, staying there for two weeks and remaining on the chart for 14 weeks. In terms of chart placement, "Physical" was Newton-John's most successful single in the U.S., as well as her final single to reach #1. Billboard ranked the song as the #1 single of 1982 (since the chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981).



Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand (1980-81)

Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand  (1980-81)
"Woman in Love" is a song performed by Barbra Streisand and taken from her 1980 album, Guilty. The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who received the 1980 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. It is her fourth of four Platinum records, and is considered her greatest international hit.


Jul 12, 2019

A Rainy Night in Georgia by Brook Benton (1970)

A Rainy Night in Georgia by Brook Benton (1970)
"Rainy Night in Georgia" is a song written by Tony Joe White in 1967 and popularized by R&B vocalist Brook Benton in 1970. It was originally released by White on his 1969 album, Continued, on Monument Records, shortly before Benton's hit single was issued.


Jul 11, 2019

La Chica De La Valija by Fausto Papetti (1961)

La Chica De La Valija by Fausto Papetti
Girl with a Suitcase - (Spanish: La Chica De La Valija) - (Italian: La ragazza con la valigia) is a 1961 Italian romantic drama film by Valerio Zurlini starring Claudia Cardinale as a naive nightclub singer who lives on the good will of others. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.

Jul 7, 2019

There Goes My Baby by The Drifters (1959)

There Goes My Baby by The Drifters (1959)
"There Goes My Baby" is a song written by Ben E. King (Benjamin Earl Nelson), Lover Patterson, George Treadwell and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Drifters. This was the first single by the second incarnation of the Drifters (previously known as the 5 Crowns), who assumed the group name in 1958 after manager George Treadwell fired the remaining members of the original lineup. The Atlantic Records release was King's debut recording as the lead singer of the group.

Jun 19, 2019

Nuestra Novela by Salvatore Adamo (1969)

Nuestra Novela by Salvatore Adamo (1969)
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May 11, 2019

Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard - Suddenly (1981)

Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard - Suddenly (1981)
"Suddenly" is a duet performed by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. It was written by John Farrar who also produced the record.

"Suddenly" was released on Jet Records and reached number 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and number 20 in the US in January 1981. It was also a major adult contemporary hit, reaching number four. The video shows them in a penthouse singing the song to each other taken from her ABC TV special "Hollywood Nights" that aired before the Academy Awards on March 31st, 1981.


May 5, 2019

She's Not There by The Zombies (1964)

She's Not There by The Zombies (1964)
"She's Not There" is the debut single by British rock band The Zombies, written by organist Rod Argent. It reached No. 12 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1964, and reached No. 1 on the Cashbox chart (No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100) in the United States at the beginning of December 1964. In Canada, it reached No. 2.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked "She's Not There" No. 297 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


Apr 29, 2019

A Little In Love by Cliff Richard (1981)

A Little In Love by Cliff Richard (1981)
"A Little in Love" is a song recorded by Cliff Richard from his 1980 album, I'm No Hero. The track was the second released from the LP.

The song spent five months on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 17. It reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, reached the Top 5 in Canada and was a hit in numerous European countries.




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Apr 24, 2019

Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) by Donna Summer (1982)

Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) by Donna Summer (1982)
"Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" is a Grammy-nominated single from Donna Summer's self-titled 1982 album. The single was her 12th top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" became a major hit, peaking at no. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week of September 25, 1982, giving Summer her sixteenth top 40 hit, and reaching no. 4 on the US R&B Chart. It was Summer's best R&B showing since "Bad Girls" in 1979—even using police whistles in the song as in "Bad Girls".





References


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). Billboard Publications.
  2. "Billboard Hits Of The World". Billboard. 94 (38): 55. September 25, 1982. ISSN 0006-2510.

Apr 16, 2019

Make A Move On Me by Olivia Newton-John (1982)

Make A Move On Me by Olivia Newton-John (1982)
"Make a Move on Me" is a song recorded by Olivia Newton-John for her ninth album Physical (1981). The follow-up single to the huge U.S. number-one hit title track, it was released in January 1982 and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 that April. It became her twelfth and final single to be certified Gold.

In Canada, "Make a Move on Me" reached number four on the pop singles chart, and number two for two weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was blocked from the top spot on that chart by Bertie Higgins' song "Key Largo.


Mar 31, 2019

Should I Do It by The Pointer Sisters (1982)

Should I Do It by The Pointer Sisters (1982)
"Should I Do It" is the title of a song composed by Layng Martine Jr. which in 1981 was a minor C&W hit for Tanya Tucker, becoming a Top 40 hit in 1982 for the Pointer Sisters.

Mar 22, 2019

Key Largo by Bertie Higgins (1982)

Key Largo by Bertie Higgins (1982)
"Key Largo" is a popular song recorded by Bertie Higgins in 1981. Released as a single in September 1981, the song became Higgins' only Top 40 hit in the United States in early 1982, when it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song spent 17 weeks in the Top 40 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. In addition, "Key Largo" topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks. In the United Kingdom, the song reached #60 on the UK Singles Chart.


Jan 19, 2019

The Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand (1981)

"Slow Hand" is a ballad written by John Bettis and Michael Clark and recorded by The Pointer Sisters. It was first released in the spring of 1981 as the advance single for Black & White.

"Slow Hand" peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, behind "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. "Slow Hand" reached that position in August 1981 when it also reached number 7 on the R&B chart.



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