A cool & relaxing tune sung by Ma. Janis Ian...pls. enjoy!!!
One of my favorite song sung by soulful voice of Mr. Jim Photoglo..pls. enjoy!!!
Michael W. Smith is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. Since his first solo project in 1983, Smith has become one of the most popular artists in the contemporary Christian music world, while also finding considerable success in the mainstream. Smith has frequently topped both Christian radio and Billboard charts and is often listed as one of the top keyboardists in rock and roll in Keyboard Magazine. Smith has sold more than 13 million records and has had 29 #1 hit songs. By 2005, he had garnered 14 gold records and 5 platinum records, 40 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and 3 Grammy Awards. He was also named one of People magazines most beautiful people....pls. enjoy!!!
"Before the Next Teardrop Falls" is an American country and pop song written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters, and most famously recorded by Freddy Fender. The song was written in the late 1960s and had been recorded more than two dozen times. At best, the song had achieved modest success by other performers. In 1974, record producer Huey Meaux approached Fender about overdubbing vocals for an instrumental track. Fender agreed, performing the song bi-lingual style — singing the first verse in English, then repeating the verse in Spanish. "The recording only took a few minutes," Fender once told an interviewer. "I was glad to get it over with and I thought that would be the last of it." However, "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" immediately took off in popularity when released to country radio in January 1975. The song ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in March, spending two weeks atop the chart. Thereafter, the song caught on just as strongly at Top 40 radio stations, and it wasn't long before Fender had a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit as well. The song is about a man's undaunted determination to save his heart for the just-departed object of his deep (but unrequited) love, and sincere hope that should the woman's new relationship not work out, she will remember his love and return to him. A showcase of Fender's fluttering tenor and Meaux's Tex-Mex musical styling, "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" jump-started his career. (Fender's career had stalled in 1960 after his arrest on drug charges. In the months and years that followed, Fender recorded several bi-lingual standards which became major hits, most notably "Secret Love."...pls. enjoy!!!
Stephen Bishop (born 14 November 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist.
Bishop was born in San Diego, California. He had a major hit in 1977 with the song "On and On", which was a #11 hit in the U.S.; his other hits include "Save It for a Rainy Day," "Everybody Needs Love" and "It Might Be You", the theme from the movie, Tootsie. He has also performed many movie themes, including the theme from National Lampoon's Animal House which he sang in falsetto. He also provided his talent to the theme song in the Christmas movie, All I Want for Christmas.
His song "Separate Lives," from the movie White Nights, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1985, losing to "Say You, Say Me" from the same film. Bishop wrote the song about his breakup with actress Karen Allen, who also appeared in Animal House. Says Bishop: "I write much better when I'm heartbroken and sad or melancholy." 
Bishop also wrote the theme to the 1984 remake of the movie Unfaithfully Yours, entitled "One Love (Unfaithfully Yours)". The song received regular airplay during this period, usually on soft rock / adult contemporary radio stations. Despite moderate radio success, a soundtrack for the movie was never released. The song appeared on Bishop's best-of compilation albums Best of Bish. The only other known pressing of this song is on a promotional vinyl 45.
Bishop's songs which have tracked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart are "It Might Be You, which peaked at #25 in 1983; "Save It For A Rainy Day" (#22, 1977); "On And On" (#11, 1977); and "Everybody Needs Love" (#32, 1978).
In addition to singing the theme song off-screen, Bishop had a cameo role in National Lampoon's Animal House as the aspiring folk singer whose guitar John Belushi smashes. Bishop still keeps the smashed guitar as a memento. He appeared in another John Landis movie, The Blues Brothers, as the 'charming trooper' who breaks his watch during the mall chase. Bishop also had a cameo in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), appearing as a hustler in the infamous "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" segment. He was the musical guest on the March 11, 1978 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Bishop also contributed the song 'The Heart Is So Willing' for the 1986 remake of the film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, called The Money Pit, starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.
Patrick Bateman, the fictional anti-hero from Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, is an avowed fan of Stephen Bishop...pls. enjoy!!!
A Crystal Gayle's great love song...pls. enjoy!!!
One of the best love song sung by the great Mr. Paul Anka..pls. enjoy!!!
"Hopelessly Devoted to You", written by John Farrar, is a song originally performed by Olivia Newton-John. The song, featured in the film version of Grease, received an Oscar nomination as Best Original Song, losing to "Last Dance" at the 51st Academy Awards. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming another hit from the film. The song was performed by the actress, Kristin Chenoweth, portraying the character of Olive Snook in an episode of the television series Pushing Daisies...pls enjoy!!!.
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Corey Mitchell Hart (born 31 May 1962, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Grammy Award-nominated Canadian musician. He was raised in Montreal, Spain, Mexico City, and Key Biscayne, Florida, and was raised solely by his mother from the age of 10 (when his parents divorced). Hart was a prodigy as a teenager. At 13, he sang for Tom Jones and recorded with Paul Anka in Las Vegas and, at 19, recorded demos with Billy Joel and Eric Clapton before signing to a major label at the age of 20.
Corey Hart's first album was recorded in Manchester, England in the spring of 1982. Released in 1983, First Offense, featured the hit songs "Sunglasses at Night" and "It Ain't Enough". The album sold well in both Canada and the United States. The follow-up album was Boy in the Box in 1985 featuring the smash "Never Surrender," which was Hart's highest-charting single. Hart became so popular, particularly amongst adolescents, that he was offered the role of Marty McFly in the film Back to the Future, which he turned down. (The role eventually went to another Canadian, Michael J. Fox.) Hart's handsome looks made an impression on young fans; so much, in fact, that he was regularly featured in magazines marketed to teens, such as Tiger Beat and Bop, from 1984 to 1986.
Hart continued to record music, but his commercial success and "heartthrob" status in the United States were significantly reduced after Box. Today, Hart can either be found in the Bahamas with his wife, French-Canadian singer Julie Masse, or in Boca Raton, Florida with their four children: daughters India, Dante & River and son Rain who are in training at a tennis academy which is run by the family of Chris Evert. Masse, born on June 3, had her birthdate the basis for Hart's songs Third Of June.
He currently works primarily as a songwriter, writing music for his wife and other artists, including Celine Dion.
The Speaks is a five-man band from the Metro Washington, DC area. They have played to audiences of up to 25,000+ people, shared the stage with Jimmy Eat World, and are working with high-profile Dragonfly Studios (Dave Matthews Band, N-Sync, SR-71).
In January 2005, The Speaks signed a distribution/production/publishing deal with Warner Music Group Philippines.
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A young, talented, and charismatic five-piece band from the Washington, DC area- The Speaks are shattering stereotypes, making believers out of naysayers, and acquiring legions of new fans every single step along the way.
From winning every major music competition theyve entered, to rocking crowds of 25,000+ people, and gaining major support from DC101 (one of the most influential radio stations in the country) The Speaks have become a staple of the DC metro area and one of the most recognizable and down-to-earth talents to come out in years..
If you had to try and characterize these cool yet energetic rock stars -- take the explosive live stage show of Velvet Revolver and Motley Crue, add the eternal rock/anthemic appeal of Pearl Jam and Incubus, and throw in the raw and emotional intensity of the Foo Fighters for good measure. In a changing new world where music seems to be erasing any existing racial boundaries, The Speaks -- with several members who are all American-born, but of Asian heritage are poised to further prove that music is, indeed, the one true universal language.
Much like Jimi Hendrix, Living Color, Sevendust and Hootie and the Blowfish (cmon admit it, when you first heard their music, you thought Hootie was a white dude!) have all changed the face of rock -- and Eminem and The Beastie Boys have changed the face of rap -- The Speaks are opening peoples minds and broadening peoples horizons with their driven, emotionally charged music in a unique, unprecedented package. The Speaks are the next stage in musical evolution! Industry people and numerous fans are saying they are the next big thing! Find out why.
The Speaks amazing live performances and infectious sound have created a loyal and dedicated following within the local, national, and international music scene with fans all across the world, the numbers are growing fast in the tens of thousands. From their debut on DC101 in May 2003, their undeniable talent and hard working mentality has helped them extend their reach to a global scale. In 2005 The Speaks signed an distribution, production and publishing deal with Warner Music (Asia) with the album release in in the Philippines. As a direct result, their second single off the album High has received an unprecedented amount of airplay, reached #1 on the longest running radio chart in Asia, as well as the music video gaining regular rotation on MTV Asia, MYX, and several other music video channels....pls. enjoy!!!
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Goodbye Girl is the third solo album by David Gates of Bread. The song "Goodbye Girl" was also used in the movie of the same name. David Gates (born December 11, 1940, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the group Bread, which during the 1970s peaked the music charts with numerous well known songs. The band is now in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. He teamed up with Howard Greenfield to write hits for himself and others. Sedaka's voice is an unusually high tenor.
In 1980, Neil Sedaka had a Top 20 hit with "Should've Never Let You Go," which he recorded with his daughter, Dara Sedaka.
Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York on 13 March 1939. His father, Mac Sedaka, a taxi driver, was the son of Turkish-Jewish immigrants; his mother, Eleanor (Appel) Sedaka, was of Polish-Russian Jewish descent.
He demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, and when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. He took to the instrument immediately. In 1947, he auditioned successfully for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music's Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays. He also maintained an interest in popular music, and when he was 13, a neighbor heard him playing and introduced him to her 16-year-old son, Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist. The two began writing together.
The best-known Billboard Hot 100 hits of his early career are "The Diary" (#14, 1958), a song that he offered to Little Anthony and the Imperials; "Oh! Carol" (#9, 1959); "You Mean Everything to Me" (#17, 1960); "Calendar Girl" (#4, 1960); "Stairway to Heaven" (#9, 1960); "Run Samson Run" (top 30, 1960); "Little Devil" (#11, 1961); "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" (#6, 1961); "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (#1, 1962); and "Next Door To An Angel" (#5, 1962). "Oh! Carol" refers to Sedaka's Brill Building compatriot and former girlfriend Carole King. King responded with her answer song, "Oh, Neil", which used Sedaka's full name. A Scopitone exists for "Calendar Girl". Sedaka wrote another hit, "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen", for his then close friend Annette Funicello.
In 1961 Sedaka began to record some of his hits in Italian. At first he published Esagerata and Un giorno inutile, local versions of "Little Devil" and "I Must Be Dreaming".
Neil Sedaka in the 1960s.A similar sharing came earlier with Sedaka and singer Connie Francis. As Francis explains at her concerts, she began searching for a new hit after her 1958 single "Who's Sorry Now?". She was introduced to Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, who played every ballad they had written for her. Francis began writing her diary while the two played the last of their songs. After they finished, Francis told them they wrote beautiful ballads but that they were too intellectual for the young generation. Greenfield suggested to Sedaka a song they had written that morning for a girl group. Sedaka protested, believing Francis would be insulted, but agreed to play "Stupid Cupid". Francis told them they had just played her new hit. Francis' song reached #14 on the Billboard charts.
While Francis was writing her diary, Sedaka asked her if he could read what she had written. After she refused, Sedaka was inspired to write "The Diary", his first hit single. Sedaka and Greenfield wrote many of Connie Francis' hits such as "Fallin" and "Where the Boys Are".
Between 1960 and 1962, Sedaka had eight Top 40 hits, but he was one of many American performers of the era whose popularity was decimated by the British Invasion and other changes. His commercial success declined rapidly after 1964: he scored only two minor hits in 1965; none of his 1966 singles charted; and when his RCA contract ended in 1967, it was not renewed, and he was left without a record label.
Although Sedaka's stature as a recording artist was at a low ebb in the late sixties, he was able to maintain his career through songwriting. Thanks to the fact that his publisher, Aldon Music, was acquired by Screen Gems, two of his songs were recorded by The Monkees, and other hits in this period written by Sedaka included The Cyrkle's version of "We Had a Good Thing Goin'" and "Workin' on a Groovy Thing", a Top 40 R&B hit for Patti Drew in 1968 and a US Top 20 hit for The 5th Dimension in 1969. Also, "Make the Music Play" was included on Frankie Valli's charting album Timeless.
On an episode of the quiz show I've Got a Secret in 1965, Sedaka's secret was that he was to represent the United States in classical piano at the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, and he played "Fantasy Impromptu" on the show. Panelist Henry Morgan made a point that the Russians, at least older ones, hated rock and roll. Sedaka's participation in the competition, which Van Cliburn had won in 1958, was cancelled by the USSR because of Sedaka's rock and roll connection. .pls. enjoy!!!
Brenda Russell (born Brenda Gordon, April 8, 1949, Brooklyn, New York) is an African American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her eclectic musical style, her recordings have encompassed several different genres, including pop, soul, jazz and adult contemporary. As well as composing her own material, Russell's songwriting talents are often in demand by many other artists who, over the years, have included Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Donna Summer and Sting. Born to musical parents (her father Gus was a one-time member of The Ink Spots), she spent her formative years in Canada after moving to Hamilton, Ontario, aged twelve. As a teenager she began performing in local bands and in her late teens joined the Toronto production of Hair, during which time she had begun to play the piano. In the early 1970s she married musician Brian Russell and (as Brian & Brenda) they went on to release two albums on Elton John's Rocket label, Word Called Love (1976) and Supersonic Lover (1977). The Russells also performed on two tracks from Robert Palmer's breakout soul-pop album Double Fun. The couple had divorced by the late 1970s, and Brenda, now living in Los Angeles, had set out on a solo career. Signed to Tommy LiPuma's Horizon Records, Russell's debut single "So Good, So Right" became a hit in 1979. After the quick demise of the Horizon label, Russell was picked up by A&M who released her self-titled debut album, which featured the tracks "If Only For One Night" (later a hit for Luther Vandross) and "In the Thick of It". This was followed in 1981 by her second album, Love Life. Signed to the Warner label, she released Two Eyes in 1983. Russell soon relocated to Sweden and began writing songs for her next album. Released in 1988, Get Here became her greatest commercial success, spawning her biggest hit "Piano in the Dark" and garnering three Grammy Award nominations. The title track went on to become a worldwide hit when covered by Oleta Adams in 1991. After releasing two further albums in the early 1990s, Russell took time off from recording her own music. During this period she composed songs for other artists and wrote the score for the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back. She also appeared in the 1999 film Liberty Heights in which she performed two songs written especially for the movie. Russell resumed her solo career in 2000 with the critically acclaimed album Paris Rain, released on Hidden Beach Records. The album (which includes collaborations with Carole King, Dave Koz and Sheila E.) saw Russell move completely away from the pop market and toward a more adult oriented sound. In 2003 she signed to the new UK label Dome Records and released the compilation album So Good, So Right: The Best of Brenda Russell. Her 8th studio album, Between the Sun and the Moon, was released by Dome the following year. 2005 saw the Broadway release of a musical stage version of Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, the show's score is written by Russell and lyricists-composers Allee Willis and Stephen Bray...pls enjoy!!!
This was written by Peter Beckett and J. C. Crowley, the two founders of Player. Beckett was the lead singer and guitarist. He is originally from Liverpool, England (home of The Beatles). After the demise of Player, Beckett joined Australia's Little river Band, who included this on a live album. Beckett also wrote "Twist of Fate" for Olivia Newton-John and "After All This Time" for Kenny Rogers. According to Beckett's webmistress Patricia, he and a girlfriend of 5 years had broken up and he wrote the song from what he was feeling in his heart. Says Patricia: "I had asked him if he ever heard from the girl again and he said 'No! Thank God!'" Bassist Ronn Moss became a very popular Soap Opera star on the ABC soap The Bold And The Beautiful. He played the character Ridge Forrester. Crowley left Player after their second LP and has written hits for Smokey Robinson, Johnny Cash, The Little River Band and many others. He released a solo album on RCA entitled Beneath The Texas Moon; the title track appeared in Clint Eastwood's move Pink Cadillac. In 2008, this song made a most improbable comeback when it was used to pitch the Swiffer WetJet, a mop which sprays floor cleaner. The song is used humorously, as the old mops try to win back the housewives who have tossed them out...pls enjoy!!!
Best love duet song sung by Ms. Kim Carnes and Mr. Gene Cotton...
one of my favorite love duet song too... very inspiring...pls. enjoy!!!