Feb 112018
 

from HEADLINES
Written by David Foster & Paul Anka

 

In 1979, traditional pop star Paul Anka released his new album titled Headlines. It was the Canadian icon’s second album for RCA Victor after Listen To Your Heart the previous year. Torn between the disco craze and the new punk/rock sounds, the record company didn’t push the album properly. To his credit, the veteran singer/songwriter tried to modernize his trademark conservative pop music with a couple of disco-influenced numbers and a collaboration with an up-’n’-coming music-maker named David Foster. Foster had appeared on a couple of Mr. Anka’s past releases playing keyboards and co-writing songs.

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Feb 042018
 

from WALLFLOWER
Written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey & Don Henley

“I Can’t Tell You Why” was a signature ballad of the legendary Eagles’. This soft-rock staple was conceived by the group’s singer/bassist Timothy B. Schmit and completed in collaboration with the Eagles’ main men, singer/drummer Don Henley and singer/guitarist Glenn Frey (1948 to 2016). Beautifully sung by Schmit on his first lead vocal for the group, “I Can’t Tell You Why” was released as the third single off the band’s 1979 The Long Run album. The song sported a blue-eyed soul feel with its gorgeous verses, memorable refrain, immaculate vocal and instrumental performances, reached #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

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