I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor Lyrics
4 Apr 2012

Album: I Am Gloria Gaynor
Genre: Disco
Lyrics by: Jerry Herman
Duration: 3:51
Label: Chrysalis
Release Date: 1983

When people think about Gloria Gaynor the first thing they bring into their mind is the emblematic song I Will Survive, the super hit released in 1979 which is considered one of the most important songs of all times, besides of the symbol of female strength and gay anthem.

But this wonderful singer has got other hits into her long career. Other of these singles is I Am What I Am and Disco song which was released in 1983 from her album I Am Gloria Gaynor. The song was written by an openly gay man, Jerry Herman, the famous composer winner of a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

After this hit, which reached the peak position at #3 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the career of this artist declined, however, she has gotten to be active until this time. In fact, it is said, Gaynor is workingoin a new Contemporary Christian Album where she is going to release some new dance singles. This record is expected to be released late in 2012.

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Where The Streets Have No Name – U2 Lyrics
8 Mar 2012

Album: The Joshua Tree
Genre: Rock
Lyrics by: U2
Label: Island
Copyright: (C) Universal Island Records Ltd.
Release Date:August, 1987

Where the Streets Have No Name was the third single of the fifth studio album by U2. The single is one of U2 hits of all times.

Where the Streets Have No Name was released in August, 1987 and its lyrics talks about how someone can identify the religion of a person by considering the place where this person lives. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video Performance.

The rock single has also been considered as one of the most inspirational songs ever thanks to its final end that is, for a lot people, a calling for hope.

The album, The Joshua Tree had other hits like: With or Without You, Waht I’m Looking For and I Still Haven’t Found. Precisely, it was during 80s when the band got international recognition.

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The Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston Lyrics
11 Feb 2012

Album: Whitney Houston
Genre: Soul, R&B
Writers: Linda Creed, Michael Masser
Released: April, 1986

The original version of this wonderful and love song was recorded by George Benson in 1977. After many artists have used it: Aretha Frankin, Kevin Rowlnad and Shirley Bassey, it was Whitney Houston who gave it a special sense thanks to her powerful and colorful voice. The song was included into the debut material of Whitney Houston which curiously have represented her best selling album with more than 25 million copies sold around the world. For this song she won a 1987 American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Video. She will be preparing her new album for this year.

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How Will I Know – Whitney Houston Lyrics
11 Feb 2012

Album: Whitney House
Genre: Dance pop
Lyrics by: Shannon Rubicam, George Merrill
Released: November, 1985

 How Will I Know was selected as the fifth single of her self-titled album. The single was released in November 1985, and it was a top ten hit in Canada, Norway and the United States. The music video was selected at #12 on Listo fo Greatest Song of the 1980s. The entire album won more than 15 awards for Favorite Soul Album, Favorite Female Artist, Best Female Video for How Will I Know, Top Black Album and Best Album of the Year.  Recently, Whitney Houston has received an Echo nominaton for Best International Artist. The evento will take place next March 4th, 2009. Currently she is on her Noting But Love Tour in Australia.

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I Like Chopin – Gazebo Lyrics
8 Aug 2011

Album: Gazebo
Genre: Synthipop
Length: 4:08
Lyrics by: Gazebo, Perluigi Giombini
Label: Baby Record
Release Date: 1983

When you listen about Gazebo maybe you don’t remeber who that person is but when you listen the song I Like Chopin you remember the international italian success.

I Like Chopin was the only single which was so popular by this artist whose real name is Paul Mazzolini. The song was released on his debut self-titled album in 1983 by reaching the number one position in USA, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, off course.

This artist has continued his musical career but he has never gotten other international hit like that.

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Just an Illusion – Imagination Lyrics
26 Jul 2011

Album: In the Heat of the Night
Genre: Funk
Lyrics by: Ashley Ingram, Leee John, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain
Lenght: 3:54
Release Date: 1982

In early 80s one of the most popular bands was Imagination which received more than a dozen silver discs worldwide. Imagination was formed in London, England by Leee John, Ashley Ingram and Errol Kennedy.

The signature song of the band is Just an Illusion, a funk single co-written Ashley Ingram, Leee John, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. The one was included in the second studio album entitled In the Heat of the Night.

Just and Illusion has been used as cover for several singers like Mariah Carey who released it on her album “The Emancipation of Mimi” in 2005.

Last album of this band was “Fascination of The Physical” in 1990 but unfortunately, it was an absolute failure and the reason they finally split two years later.

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Orinoco Flow – Enya Lyrics
19 Jul 2011

Album: Watermark
Genre: New Age
Length: 4:25
Lyrics by: Enya & ROma Ryan
Label: EMI
Release Date: October 15, 1988

Many people don’t forget the debut album by Enya. Watermark spread all over the world quickly because Enya showed different ranges of her beautiful voice. The conclusion? People in 80’s loved much more New Age genre.

Watermark included two of her most popular singles: “Storms in Africa” and Orinoco Flow. This last single was released in 1988 as the lead single of this record by reaching the peak position at number one in different countries.

The title of the single has been reason of speculations. Some people have said it is a reference for Orinico river in Venezuela because it appears in the music video. Other people have ensured the title is a reference to Orinoco Studios.

The song was re-released ten years later and it was also known as “Sail Away”, one phrase is repeated in the chorus.

Enya has released nine records between them two compilation albums. “A Day without Rain”  has been her best-selling record which she released in 2000 but it became so popular after 9-11 event.

The artist is currently working in new record.

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I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters Lyrics
29 Jun 2011

Album: So Excited!
Genre: R&B
Lyrics by: June, Anita, Ruth Pointer, Trevor Lawrence
Length: 4:25
Label: Planet Records
Release Date: 1982

Sisters Bonnie, Ruth, June and Anita Pointer formed the soul group, The Pointer Sisters in 1971. The group was inspired on singers like Aretha Franklin. The sisters drifted apart quickly seven years later when Bonnie decided to continue her career alone.

Together got their first hit with the single “Yes, We can can”, a cover version of the song by Allen Toussaint in 1973. Without Bonnie, the attention was focused on her so the rest of the sisters released the single “Fire”, a version performed by Bruce Springsteen and a song that represented their return.

This single ushered in a new road by introducing a urban style. The hit I’m so excited is one of these singles written by the Ruth, June and Anita together to Trevor Lawerence.

I’m so excited was included into the album So Excited! in 1982 and two years later, on the record “Break Out” when was included a remix version.

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Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders Lyrics
29 Jun 2011

Album: Get Close
Genre: Rock
Lyrics by: Chrissie Hynde
Length: 3:50
Label: Atlantic Records/ATG
Copyright: Warner Music Group Company
Release Date: August 5, 1987

The Pretenders is one of American rock bands with more changes during its years in activity. The only former member who has stood up to all the scandals and drug abuses has been Chrissie Hynde, the vocalist. The rock band was one of the representative bands of the new wave which was originated at the end in 70s.

One of the popular hits is Don’t Get me Wrong which made part of the second band Hynde organized in 1982, time when they released a single for their return “Back on the chain Gang”, another of its popular singles. Don’t Get Me Wrong was written by the same Hynde. The one became so popular because its music video included a kind of tribute to the TV series “The Avengers”.  The one was also used as a cover on the comedy film, “Gung Ho” directed by Ron Howard in 1986.

Don’t Get Me Wrong was included in the fourth album entitled “Get Close” which got a song written by Jimi Hendrix, “Room Full of Mirrors”.

The last album released by the band was 2008 with the record entitled “Break Up the Converte” that included two discs, one of them with their hits with singles like: I’ll Stand by You, Brass in Pocket and Middle of the Road.

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