“Rio” Duran Duran

Rio is the second studio album by English new wave/synthpop band Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on 10 May 1982. It reached #2 in the UK and #1 in Australia. The album was re-released in the United States in November 1982. It earned a Gold disc on 1 March 1983, and went Platinum on 26 […]

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SILHOUETTES BY THE RAYS

In May 1957, songwriter Bob Crewe saw a couple embracing through a windowshade as he passed on a train. He quickly set about turning the image into a song. Frank Slay, who owned the small Philadelphia record label XYZ with Crewe, added lyrics, and they soon had a complete song ready to record. The story […]

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“Careless Whispers (I’m Never Gonna Dance Again)” George Michael

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (born 25 June 1963), better known by his stage name George Michael, an English singer. Michael has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material attracted a following that was more from middle-of-the-road pop, than soul music. As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Michael sold more than […]

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