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    "Miss You Like Crazy" is a song recorded by American singer Natalie Cole, released March 15, 1989 from her album Good to Be Back. The song is a moving ballad in which the singer describes how she is feeling lonely and is longing for the one she misses "like crazy" (or, in other words, very much).
    "Miss You Like Crazy" was a huge hit for Cole, becoming her fifth Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where the song peaked at number 7. The song also topped both the R&B and adult contemporary charts in 1989, as well as reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. In Canada, the song peaked at number 19 for two weeks at the end of June.
    "Miss You Like Crazy" is ranked as the 67th biggest US hit of 1989



    Natalie Cole - "Miss You Like Crazy"


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    "Lonely Boy" is an international hit song from 1977, written and recorded by Andrew Gold in 1976 for his album What's Wrong with This Picture? It spent five months on the American charts, peaking at number seven in both Canada and the United States, and number 11 in the United Kingdom. While "Lonely Boy" would be Gold's biggest U.S. hit, his "Never Let Her Slip Away" achieved greater success in the U.K.
    The second verse of the song features backing vocals provided by Linda Ronstadt, Gold had previously worked with Ronstadt as a producer and backing musician.
    The song follows the life of a child who feels neglected by his parents after the birth of a younger sister. Many assume this song to be autobiographical, yet Gold denied the implication, despite great similarities between the lyrics and his life. Regarding the verses' first lines: "He was born on a summer day in 1951" matches Andrew's August 2, 1951 birthday, "In the summer of '53 his mother/Brought him a sister" matches his sister Martha's July 22, 1953 birthday, and "He left home on a winter day, 1969" may well match the formation of Bryndle, of which Andrew was a member, in 1969.
    The song was also released as an edited single, eliminating the vocal bridge and shortening the instrumental finale.
    The song was featured in a number of films including Boogie Nights (1997), The Waterboy (1998), and The Nice Guys (2016).
    In 1982 Italian singer Ron covered the song adding Italian language lyrics, releasing it as Cosa farň in his album Guarda chi si vede.
    In 1997 country music band Blackhawk recorded a cover for their third studio album Love & Gravity
    In February 2000, the Foo Fighters recorded a cover of the song to be used as a B-side for an upcoming single off their 1999 album There Is Nothing Left to Lose; however, it wasn't used as a B-side as planned.
    In 2007, the song was covered separately by the bands Farrah and Lazlo Bane.
    In 2013, rock band The Almost covered this song for their album Fear Inside Our Bones.
    British-American band The Hoosiers often cover this song when they perform live.

    Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold

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    "Never Let Her Slip Away" is a song written by Andrew Gold, who recorded it for his third album, All This and Heaven Too. The single reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart, and #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Queen frontman Freddie Mercury contributed harmony vocals to the song, as an uncredited background singer. A version from 1992 by dance outfit Undercover was also an international hit.

    Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away





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    "Zoom" is an R&B song by American band Fat Larry's Band released as the fourth single from their fifth studio album, Breakin' Out (1982).
    The song was a commercial hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It remains one of the group's best-known songs.
    The song was featured in the popular British sitcom Only Fools And Horses 1982 Christmas Special episode "Diamonds Are For Heather". It was played during a montage where Del Boy courts Heather and takes her around famous London landmarks.

    Fat Larry's Band - Zoom


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    "For Your Eyes Only" is the theme tune to the 12th James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, written by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson, and performed by Scottish singer Sheena Easton. The song reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number eight on the UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1982.
    Conti – who was also responsible for the film's score – had originally written the song thinking about Donna Summer or Dusty Springfield, singers he thought "fit the Bond style". Film studio United Artists suggested Sheena Easton, an up-and-coming singer who had recently scored a No.1 hit in America with "Morning Train". Conti heard Easton's debut album Take My Time and felt unimpressed, but decided to work with her in the song after meeting Easton in person. Leeson's lyrics originally only used "for your eyes only" as the final line, as the lyricist felt he could only use the phrase as a conclusion. After credit sequence artist Maurice Binder complained about having to synchronize the unveiling of the title with it being said in the theme song, Conti decided to work with Leeson to write lyrics that opened with "for your eyes only"
    Easton is the only artist (to date) to be seen singing the theme song to a Bond movie during its opening titles, as Maurice Binder liked Easton's appearance and decided to add her to the credits. Her seductive appearance in these clips was, according to Roger Moore, more sexy than any of the Bond girls, although Easton herself states that the filming process was very unglamorous. In particular, Binder had to attach Easton to a chair so she would be immobile during a take where the camera zooms on the singer's lips.
    This was one of the few Bond themes not to have a contribution by John Barry. The song was produced by Christopher Neil, who was Easton's regular producer at the time.
    The song was released as a single in June 1981, at the same time as the film's launch. It became a worldwide hit, reaching the top ten in the UK, number 1 in the Netherlands and top five in the US. It remains one of Easton's biggest hits and is still included on numerous compilation soundtrack albums.
    The video "For Your Eyes Only" was directed by Steve Barron. The song's music, with different lyrics & a different title ("To Know No Boundaries"), was used in a series of advertisements for Merrill Lynch during the mid-1980s.

    Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only





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    "If You Leave Me Now" is the title of a popular hit ballad by the American rock group Chicago, from their album Chicago X. It was written and sung by bass guitar player Peter Cetera and released as a single on July 31, 1976.
    It is also the title of a compilation album released by Columbia Records (Columbia 38590) in 1983.
    The single topped the US charts on October 23, 1976, and stayed there for two weeks, making it the first number one hit for the group as well as hitting number one on the Easy Listening charts. It also reached number one in the UK on November 13, 1976, maintaining the position for three weeks.
    "If You Leave Me Now" was also Chicago's biggest hit worldwide, topping the charts in other countries such as Australia. It won Grammy Awards for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) (strings) for arranger Jimmie Haskell and producer James William Guercio and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. It also received a nomination for Record of the Year. In addition, by August 1978 it had sold 1.4 million copies in the United States alone. It has been certified gold and platinum by the RIAA.
    The song has been featured in several television series and movies such as Three Kings, Shaun of the Dead, A Lot Like Love, Sex and the City, Happy Feet, South Park, and the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
    In 2010 Chicago teamed with the American Cancer Society and offered the opportunity to bid on the chance to sing their hit, "If You Leave Me Now" with them on stage live at their concerts, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society to fight breast cancer. The fund raising effort has continued in succeeding years

    Chicago - IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW




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    "Try Again" is a 1983 song by the American R&B band Champaign. Released in March of that year as the only single from their album Modern Heart, this ballad peaked at number 23 on the Hot 100 in June and became a hit on the R&B chart, just missing the #1 spot.


    Champaign - Try Again





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    "How 'Bout Us" is a 1981 hit single recorded by R&B music group Champaign and composed by band keyboardist Dana Walden. Originally released on the band's debut album of the same name, the title track peaked at #12 on the Hot 100. Of Champaign's seven charting singles, the song remains the group's most successful.

    Champaign - How 'Bout Us


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    "One in a Million You" is a 1980 single by Larry Graham, former bass player for Sly & the Family Stone and frontman for Graham Central Station. The ballad reached the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at number nine in August 1980 and hit number one on the R&B chart for two weeks. It became a gold record.
    The song was written by Sam Dees and produced by Larry Graham.

    Larry Graham - One In A Million You



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