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Modern Day Delilah – Van Stephenson

Modern Day Delilah – Van Stephenson

Many singer-songwriters end up as one-hit wonders. Why? Their success as songwriters for other artists often results in a record label “giving them a chance” with their own record. Van Stephenson is a perfect example of this phenomenon. After writing hits for country artists like Crystal Gayle and Kenny Rogers, HIVAU Records offered him the chance to do his own thing. A thing that sounds suspiciously like Rick Springfield (“Jessie’s Girl”) and Corey Hart (“Sunglasses at … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s

Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul

Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul

Some of the greatest (or silliest) pop songs ever written or recorded were by TV stars who crossed over to the Billboard charts. Here’s a short list for you: Rick Springfield from General Hospital (not a one-hit wonder but he gave the world “Jessie’s Girl” and for that we’ll always be grateful) Leif Garrett from Family in 1976 singing “I Was Made for Dancing” (not a one-hit wonder either and now known more for … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop