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NEVER MY LOVE

from TRACKS OF MY YEARS

Written by Dick & Don Addrisi

 

“Never My Love” was an American pop standard co-written by Don and Dick Addrisi of the popular duo, The Addrisi Brothers. The brothers had a few hits under their names during the Sixties and Seventies. The Addrisi’s biggest success as songwriters, “Never My Love,” was performed by The Association out of California. The Association’s rendition brought “Never My Love” to #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1967 and eventually sold over a million copies of the single. 

CAN’T FIND THE JUDGE

from THE DREAM WEAVER

Written by Gary Wright

 

“I think Gary [Wright] saw the future… and, of course, ‘Dream Weaver’ sort of sounds like the future with all those fluttering synthesizers in the background. I swear, that record sounds as good today as it did almost 50 years ago.” David Foster recently made this statement to the Los Angeles Times right after Wright’s passing on September 4, 2023. “Dream Weaver” was a huge hit single in 1976. Foster makes a solid contribution to both the single and its parent album, The Dream Weaver. 

YOU REMIND ME OF A FRIEND

from SKYLARK 2

Written by Brian & Brenda Russell

 

This week we go back to David Foster’s first steps into the music biz as co-founder and driving force of the pop/rock band, Skylark. Skylark released two interesting albums in the first half of the seventies that introduced Foster’s blooming talents to the music world. Skylark included Foster’s first wife, singer/songwriter B. J. Cook, and the wonderful soul singer Donny Gerrard (1946-2022) who was remembered for the 1973 hit ballad, “Wildflower.” That song was a top ten hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the Canadian Top Singles charts. “Wildflower” was a huge adult contemporary hit. Since the rise on the charts, “Wildflower” has became an evergreen with multiple recorded versions.

BROKEN WOW (ACOUSTIC)

from CLOSER (20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION)

Written by Lara Fabian & Walter Afanasieff

 

Josh Groban is a international superstar singer, songwriter, musician and producer.

Groban’s sophomore cd, Closer, was originally released in November 2003. Produced mostly by Groban’s mentor, David Foster, Closer was a #1 smash hit and eventually sold over 6 millions copies in the US alone. The inspirational hymn, “You Raise Me Up,” was the first single off this album. It became a huge adult contemporary hit and was a trademark song for Groban with hundreds of subsequent covers.

WHO’S HOLDING DONNA NOW

from RECHORDINGS

Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Randy Goodrum

 

“Who’s Holding Donna Now” was a 1985 hit single by r&b group, DeBarge. Co-written by David Foster with friends Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum, Graydon went on to produce it for DeBarge’s Rhythm Of The Night album. “Who’s Holding Donna Now,” with its melodic strength, soulful atmosphere and catchy arrangement provided by Foster and Graydon, became a multi-format hit. The song hit #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #2 R&B and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. DeBarge’s original version was reviewed on these pages and can be found in the archives.