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Wham! “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”

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Wham! “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”

WHAM! were an English pop music duo, consisting of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, met at Bushey Meads School in Bushey and formed in 1981. In June 1982, the debut single was "Wham Rap!": The record was not playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and only charted at #105. In October 1982, the second single "Young Guns (Go for It)" stalled outside the UK Top 40, but… the band got lucky […]

The Whispers “And The Beat Goes On”

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The Whispers “And The Beat Goes On”

The Whispers formed in 1963 in Watts, California, whose classic line-up consisted of founding members Wallace "Scotty" and Walter Scott (identical twin brothers), with Leaveil Degree, Marcus Hutson, and Nicholas Caldwell. The group scored many hits on the R&B, Dance and Sales charts, throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Their most successful period was with SOLAR Records (Sound Of Los Angeles Records), when – in 1979 – they released "AND THE […]

The Trammps “Disco Inferno”

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The Trammps “Disco Inferno”

The Trammps were an American Disco & Soul band, who were based in Philadelphia. From early 1970, the band membership included gospel-influenced lead singer Jimmy Ellis, drummer and singer (bass voice) Earl Young, with brothers Stanley and Harold 'Doc' Wade. The first Disco track they released was "Love Epidemic" in 1973 and then “Hold Back The Night" (1975). However, they are best known for their Grammy winning song, "Disco Inferno", […]

The Spinners “I’ll Be Around”

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The Spinners “I’ll Be Around”

The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group, that formed in Ferndale, Michigan, in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s. When The Spinners signed to Atlantic in 1972, went on to become one of the biggest soul groups of the 1970s. "I'll Be Around", their first top ten hit, was initially released as the B-side of the group's first […]

The Pointer Sisters “Automatic”

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The Pointer Sisters “Automatic”

The POINTER SISTERS are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s: Their repertoire has included such diverse genres as Pop, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Dance, Country and Rock. They have won three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Between 1973 and 1985, The POINTER SISTERS had 13 US top 20 hits, achieving its […]

The Bangles “Manic Monday”

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The Bangles “Manic Monday”

The BANGLES are an American pop-rock band, that formed in Los Angeles, in 1981, consisted of Susanna Hoffs (lead singer), Debbi Peterson and Vicki Peterson. "MANIC MONDAY" was released on Monday January 27, 1986, from their second album, “DIFFERENT LIGHT”. It was written by PRINCE, using the pseudonym "Christopher" and was originally intended for the group APOLLONIA 6, in 1984. The song describes a woman who is waking up to […]

Silver Convention “Fly, Robin, Fly”

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Silver Convention “Fly, Robin, Fly”

SILVER CONVENTION were a German Euro-Disco recording act of the 1970s. The group was initiated in Munich by producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze and was named after Levay, as "Silver" being Levay's nickname. Three German girls - Ramona Wulf , Penny McLean and Jackie Carter - formed the very first line-up. "FLY ROBIN FLY" was released in September 1975, as the third single from their debut album […]

Sade “Hang On To Your Love”

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Sade “Hang On To Your Love”

Helen Folasade Adu - known professionally as SADE Adu or simply SADE - is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress, widely considered a musical influence and credited as one of the most successful British female artists in history. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, but brought up in Essex, England, SADE Adu gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to form – in 1983 - the band of […]

Ray Parker Jr. “It’s Time to Party Now” 

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Ray Parker Jr. “It’s Time to Party Now” 

Ray Parker Jr. – It’s Time To Party Now Ray Erskine Parker Jr. (born May 1st in Detroit) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Parker gained recognition during the late 1960s as a member of Bohannon's house band and the Spinners, was so impressed by the young guitarist's skills, that they added him to their touring group. In 1972, Ray was guest guitarist on Stevie Wonder's […]

Narada Michael Walden

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Narada Michael Walden

  Drummer, Songwriter, Producer, Vocalist, Narada Michael Walden's career spans over three decades and is threaded with gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. Born April 23, in Kalamazoo (Michigan, USA), Walden was given the name NARADA by guru Sri Chinmoy. In 1977, Atlantic released his first album “Garden of Love Light”, followed by “I Cry I Smile”, “The Awakening”, “The Dance of Life”, “Victory”, “Confidence” and many others. The singles "“I SHOULDA […]

Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

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Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

In 1978, MICHAEL JACKSON played a musical movie and - after the filming - approached the film's musical director, mr. Quincy Jones, to ask if he knew of any producers to help with his future solo career (he was still a member of The Jacksons 5): Jones suggested himself, and the two began work on album “OFF THE WALL”. After listening to hundreds of demos, the two decided upon the […]

Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing”

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Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing”

MARVIN GAYE (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. in Washington, U.S.) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, who helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul". Gaye's Motown hits include "Ain't That Peculiar" (1965), "I Heard It Through the […]

Madonna “Like A Virgin”

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Madonna “Like A Virgin”

MADONNA Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, born in Bay City, Michigan and then moved to New York City, in 1978, to pursue a career in modern dance (with $35 in her pocket). She worked as a waitress and then as a backup dancer for other established artists, such as the French disco artist Patrick Hernandez, on his 1979 world tour. Finally, in 1982, she released her […]

Love Unlimited “Love’s Theme”

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Love Unlimited “Love’s Theme”

LOVE UNLIMITED was a female vocal trio that provided backing vocals for American R&B/soul singer Barry White on his albums and concert tours. They also found success with their own recordings. Formed in 1969, the group included Barry White's future wife, Glodean James (the lady with the long nails), her sister Linda James and their cousin Diane Taylor. In 1974, LOVE UNLIMITED released “In Heat”, their most exciting album, featuring […]

Lipps Inc “Funky Town”

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Lipps Inc “Funky Town”

LIPPS INC. was an American Disco & Funk group from Minneapolis, Minnesota.🎹🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻 The name " LIPPS INC." is a play on the words "Lip Sync". Cynthia Johnson was the group´s lead vocalist and saxophonist, who co-wrote also some of the band´s songs.The group originally consisted of Cynthia Johnson and a changing lineup of session musicians, including Steven Greenberg, the creator of the act, who wrote and produced most of the […]

Kool & The Gang “Celebration”

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Kool & The Gang “Celebration”

KOOL & THE GANG is an American band formed in Jersey City (NJ) in 1964, by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert "Spike" Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. The band reached a commercial peak between 1979 and 1986, following their partnership with Brazilian musician/producer Eumir Deodato and the addition of singer James "J.T." Taylor. Their most successful albums of this period […]

Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes”

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Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes”

Kim Carnes is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she began her career as a songwriter in the 1960s and released her debut album “Rest on Me” in 1972. In 1981, Carnes released the album “Mistaken Identity”, which featured the worldwide hit, "Bette Davis Eyes", a song originally written and composed in 1974, but made popular by Kim Carnes. Actress Bette Davis, at the time […]

Kid Creole & The Coconuts “I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby”

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts “I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby”

Kid Creole & The Coconuts is an American musical group created in 1980 by August “Kid Creole” Darnell and Andy Hernandez aka Coati Mundi. Their music incorporates a variety of styles and influences, in particular a mix of Disco, Caribbean and Latin American. The name “Kid Creole” is adapted from the Elvis Presley film “King Creole”, while “The Coconuts” is the backup group, consisting of three glamorous female singers, with […]

Kc & The Sunshine Band “I’m Your Boogie Man”

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Kc & The Sunshine Band “I’m Your Boogie Man”

KC and the Sunshine Band is an American DISCO and FUNK Band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida, by Harry Wayne Casey, a record store employee and part-timer at TK Records. The band took its name from lead vocalist Harry Wayne Casey's last name ('KC') and the 'Sunshine Band' from KC's home state of Florida, the Sunshine State. He was introduced to Richard Finch, who was engineering records for TK, […]

KANO “Can’t Hold Back Your Loving”

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KANO “Can’t Hold Back Your Loving”

ITALO DISCO is a melodic and synthesizer-oriented style of Dance Music, inspired by U.S. and European Disco, from Chic and Giorgio Moroder, which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. KANO was an ITALO DISCO Music Project formed in Milan, Italy, in 1979, by producers, songwriters and musicians Luciano Ninzatti (guitars), Stefano Pulga (keyboards) and Matteo Bonsanto (producer), often with deep R&B […]

Grace Jones “Slave To The Rhythm”

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Grace Jones “Slave To The Rhythm”

Grace Jones is an actress, model and singer, born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of a local politician and Apostolic clergyman. She moved at 13, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York. Jones began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue and became known […]

George Benson “Give Me The Night”

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George Benson “Give Me The Night”

George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was a Child Prodigy: • At the age of 7, he first played the ukulele in a corner drug store, for which he was paid a few dollars. • At the age of 8, he played guitar in an unlicensed nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights, but the Police soon closed the […]

Earth, Wind & Fire “Let’s Groove”

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Earth, Wind & Fire “Let’s Groove”

EARTH, WIND & FIRE is an American band that was founded in 1969 by Maurice White. They have sold over 90 million units worldwide and Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. and It’s famous for the dynamic horn section and the contrast between Philip Bailey's falsetto and Maurice White's baritone vocals. The band has been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts […]

Donna Summer “I Feel Love”

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Donna Summer “I Feel Love”

"I FEEL LOVE" is a song by DONNA SUMMER - produced and co-written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte – from her fifth album, I REMEMBER YESTERDAY. The album is a journey through music of the ages, with each track evoking a different musical decade, such as 40s, 60s and 70s, where - for the final track " I FEEL LOVE" - Giorgio Moroder wanted to create a futuristic mood, […]

Diana Ross “Upside Down”

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Diana Ross “Upside Down”

DIANA ROSS is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group THE SUPREMES - during 60s - the best-charting female group in US history. Following her departure from the Supremes, Ross continued a successful solo career through the 1970s and 80s and she is one of the few recording artists to have 2 […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

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Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

Daryl Hall & John Oates, commonly referred to as Hall&Oates, are an American Pop-Rock duo, formed in 1970, in Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist, while John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform and achieved their greatest fame from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, with a fusion of Rock&Roll and Rhythm&Blues. Hall and Oates have released […]

Chic “Good Times”

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Chic “Good Times”

"GOOD TIMES" is a song by the American band CHIC, released in 1979 from their third album RISQUE’. CHIC’s classic line-up consisted of founding members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, with Luci Martin, Alfa Anderson and Tony Thompson: They are considered to be one of the most creative and innovative bands of the 'DISCO Era'. "GOOD TIMES" is one of the most influential song of the era and it’s famous for […]

Cheryl Lynn ‎”Shake It Up Tonight”

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Cheryl Lynn ‎”Shake It Up Tonight”

Lynda Cheryl Smith-Sunset, known better by her professional name Cheryl Lynn, is an American Disco, R&B and Soul singer, whose singing career began when she was a young girl, with her church choir. However, her professional career started during 1976, when Cheryl taped a smashing appearance in the TV special "Gong Show": After the episode was broadcast, record industry executives were calling her and she signed the first contract with […]

Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal “Saturday Love”

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Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal “Saturday Love”

In October 1985, under the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Cheryl Anne Norton, better known by her stage name CHERRELLE, released “SATURDAY LOVE”, with R&B singer Alexander O'Neal. The song appeared on Cherrelle's gold album “HIGH PRIORITY” and peaked at #2 on the US R&B chart and #6 on the UK singles chart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfmTq2B31tE

Blondie “Rapture”

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Blondie “Rapture”

BLONDIE is an American rock band, founded in 1974 by the “blonde” singer DEBBIE HARRY and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was pioneer in the New-Wave and Punk scenes of the mid 70s, until they reached success thanks to hit singles, such as "Heart of Glass", "Call Me", "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture". "RAPTURE" – released in January 1981 – is a combination of Disco, Funk, and Hip-Hop, with […]

Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”

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Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is the soundtrack album from the 1977 film of the same name. The movie - opened in theaters on December 16, 1977 - told the story of Tony Manero (played by John Travolta), who escaped the harsh realities of his life by wowing ‘em at the disco, with his killer dance moves. He did it in a pristine white polyester suit to one of the best movie […]

Amii Stewart “Knock On Wood”

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Amii Stewart “Knock On Wood”

Amy Paulette "Amii" Stewart is an American Disco-Soul singer and dancer. She was born in Washington - 9th out of 11 children – and her father signed her up for singing and dancing lessons in 1960, when she was 4: There already was an AMY Stewart registered with Actor's Equity, so she changed the spelling of her name to AMII. She began attending Howard University in Washington, but soon left […]

A Taste Of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

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A Taste Of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

A TASTE OF HONEY was an American recording act, formed in 1971 by associates Janice Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble, from Los Angeles, California. They billed themselves after Herb Alpert's song “A Taste of Honey” and - in summer 1978 – released the debut single "Boogie Oogie Oogie". The song topped the American Pop, Soul and Disco charts, and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the DISCO […]

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