I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston Lyrics
11 Feb 2012


Album: The Bodyguard Soundtrack
Genre: Soul, Pop
Released: October, 1992

The original version of this song was performed by Dolly Parton into her album Jolene in 1974. But it was Whitney Houston who became this single so popular around the world when the one was used as a soundtrack cover for the film The Bodyguard starring by Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. I Will Always Love You won Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at Grammy Awards, Favorite Pop Female Single and Favorite R&B/Soul Female Single at American Music Awards, Top Selling Single Of the Year, Top Hot 100 Single of the Year, Top R&B Selling Single of the Year and Top R&B Single on Billboard Music Awards, World’s #1 Single of 1993 at World Musics Awards, Best Song at MTV Movie Awards, Favorite Female Music Video on People’s Choice Awards and Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single Female at Soul Train Music Awards. The Bodyguard soundtrack also received 17x certified Platinum and sold more than 17 million copies only in United States. Besides that, received certified platinum in UK, United Kingdom and Canada, and certified diamond in Brazil, Germany, France and Japan.
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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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Stars – Simply Red Lyrics
13 Dec 2011


Album: Stars
Genre: Soul
Lyrics by: Mick Hucknall
Duration: 4:08
Label: Rhino/Elektra
Copyright: 2008 warner Music UK Ltda
Release Date: November 18, 1991

This songs gave the title to the fourth record by the band Simply Red. The song is one of the major hits of this Bristish band.

Stars song has its own cd with other songs like Something Got Me Started, another big success by Simply Red.

The album has been ranked at #80 on the Q Magazine list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Of All Times. The great success reached with this album made the band prepared a tour that took nearly 2 years around the world. The record was released on September 30, 1991.

The band was active until 2010 when the last member of the original band, Mick Hucknall, said bye finally . The last concert took place at the O2 Arena in London on December 19, 2010.

Simply Red recorded 10 studio albums, 5 compilations albums, 1 EP, 3 Concerts albums and filmed 43 music videos.

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You Make Me Feel Brand New – The Stylistics Lyrics
17 Nov 2011


Album: Rockin’ Roll Baby and Let’s Put it All Together
Genre: Soul
Lyrics by: Linda Creed and Thom Bell
Duration: 4:45
Label: Avco
Release Date: May, 1974

One of the most important bands in 70s was The Stylistics. Many of their singles became super hits like “You Are Everything”, “I’m Stone in Love with You”, “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)” and finallly You Make Me Feel Brand New, a single co-written by Linda Creed and Thom Bell that sold around one million copies around the world.

Different singers like Phil Perry, Rod Stewart, Jay R, Norman Brown and Simply Red have used as a cover on their own records. The most popoular cover versions is the one made for Jay R who included it on his album “Soul in Love” in 2008.

The Stylistics included this wonderful soul song on their records “Rockin’ Roll Baby” and “Let’s Put it All Together” during 1973 and 1974.

The group continues working until these days, in fact, they are in concerts nowadays across UK and Ireland. The last album they released was “That Same Way” in 2010 with the members after James Dunn and James Smith departed from the group.

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It’s Too Late – Carole King Lyrics
1 Aug 2011


Album: Tapestry
Genre: Jazz Fusion, pop
Length: 3:53
Lyrics by: Carole King, Toni Stern
Label: Ode Records
Copyright: Ode Recrods
Release Date: April, 1971

One of the most influential female singers of all times is Carole King, the American singer who born in New York. Since she was a little child she formed some groups until she reached international fame when released her second album, “Tapestry” in 1971 that won a Grammy Award as Album of the year.

One of the most popular singles of this record was “It’s too Late” which was co-written King and Toni Stern. The single has been used as cover many times and has been featured in differents movies like “Invincible “and “The Lake House”.

This record also included other popular titles like: “Wil You Love Me Tomorrow?”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “So Far Away” and “You’ve Got a Friend”.

Carole King is going to release her Memoirs in April 2012. The book will be entitled “A Natural Woman“.

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You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers Lyrics
7 Sep 2010


Album: You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’
Genre: Blue soul
Lyrics by: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector
Released: December, 1964

Simple You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ is the most played songs of all time. The one has been played more than 8 million times. The blue soul single was performed by the American duo, The Righteous Brothers in 1964. It also was chosen as one of the Songs of the Century by RIAA. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ was a number hit as USA and UK. Important artists have used it as a covers like: David Campbell, Neil Diamon, The Human League, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers and Etta James. The duo was active until 2003.
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What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye Lyrics
11 Jun 2010


Album: What’s Going On
Genre: Soul
Lyrics by: Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
Released: January, 1971

What’s Going On gave the title to the eleventh studio album by Marvin Gaye. The old song was selected as his lead single in Janaury, 1971. It quickly became a crossover hit, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine the one was ranked at #4 on Greatest Song Of All Time in 2004. The lyrics makes reference about civil rights and it is an anti-war protest. Different singers have used it as a cover, but one of the most remarkables version was made by Cyndi Lauper into her album True Colors in 1987. Marvin Gaye is an American singer and songwriter who died at the age of 44 in a confused facts when his father shot him after an argument. Marvin Gaye has been, considred a real legend, had a lot of problems about drug abuse. His music has inspired many artists who have not doubting to used his songs as a covers.
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Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley Lyrics
19 Mar 2010


Album: Blue Hawaii
Genre: Soul
Lyrics: Hugo E. Peretti, George david Weiss, Luigi Creatore
Released: October, 1961

One of the most beautiful songs performed by Elvis Presley was Can’t Help Falling in Love. The single was included in his album Blue Hawaii in October, 1961. Blue Hawaii was also a musical film starred by the same Presley, Joan Blackman and Angela Lansbury. It has had so many version but one of the most remarkables was made by UB 40 into their album Promises and Lies in 1993. The soundtrack album received triple platinum certified by RIAA. Elvis Presley The King of Rock and Roll participated in more than 30 movies.

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A Beautiful Morning – The Rascals Lyrics
11 Mar 2010


Album: Time Peace
Genre: Soul
Lyrics by: Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
Released: 1968

One of the most important oldies hits in the United States was A Beautiful Morning. The single written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati was recorded by the american soul and rock band, The Rascals. A Beautiful Morning was included in the album, Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits. The popular band was active until 1972 when they released their album, The Island of Real.

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