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SPLISH SPLASH

from WET

written by Bobby Darin & Murray Kaufman

Released in 1979, “Wet” was another platinum seller on Barbra Streisand’s long string of hit albums. “Wet” reached #7 on Billboard’s chart fueled by the massive success of the superstar’s #1 duet with Donna Summer entitled “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).” That hit single was arranged by newcomer Greg Mathieson who also arranged a couple other tracks on the album.

WE BOTH TRIED

from ROBBIE DUPREE

written by David Foster & Bill Champlin

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Robbie Dupree is a gifted singer/songwriter. Dupree’s 1980 self-titled debut album immediately gained attention fueled by the catchy single “Steal Away” that reached #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

SARA

From SARA/ONE WAY TICKET (single)
Written by Bill Champlin & Alan Thicke

Bill Champlin’s solo works have always been packed with great music. His 1982 single, “Sara,” off his “Runaway” album is a sweet ballad that was perfectly suited for Pop/Adult Contemporary radios. “Sara” was co-written by Champlin with actor/TV host/singer Alan Thicke and perfectly produced by David Foster.

HARD HABIT TO BREAK

From HARD HABIT TO BREAK/REMEMBER THE FEELING (single)
Written by Steve Kipner & John Parker

Chicago’s “Hard Habit To Break” is one of David Foster’s most successful productions. Released in 1984 as the second single from the band’s multi-platinum “Chicago 17,” this lush, dramatic power ballad was an out of the box smash hit reaching #3 on both Billboard’s Hot 100 and on the Adult Contemporary chart.

YOU

From A CIRCLE FILLED WITH LOVE
Written by Bill Champlin

Released in 1976, “A Circle Filled With Love” was the best shot to wider popularity the Sons Of Champlin had in their career. This band, lead by the legendary singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bill Champlin, was always considered one of the best in terms of pure talent to come out of the San Francisco area.