Showing posts with label Dionne Warwick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dionne Warwick. Show all posts

Dionne Warwick - Deja Vu on The Essential Dionne Warwick (1980)

Dionne Warwick - Deja Vu on The Essential Dionne Warwick
"Déjà Vu" is a hit 1979 ballad song written by Isaac Hayes and Adrienne Anderson and recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1979. It was the second single released from her Arista debut album, Dionne, which was produced by Barry Manilow. The song was Warwick's fifth and last top 40 single of her 1970s period and her second top 40 single following the release of "I'll Never Love This Way Again" in the five years since her number-one single, "Then Came You", featuring The Spinners.

"Déjà Vu" went to number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100, number twenty-five on the soul chart, and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart in early 1980. Warwick won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Déjà Vu", also winning for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "I'll Never Love This Way Again". Warwick became the first artist ever to win the R&B and pop categories on the same night.



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Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again on Dionne (1979)

Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
"I'll Never Love This Way Again" is a Grammy Award-winning, Gold-certified 1979 hit recorded by American singer Dionne Warwick. The song was composed by Richard Kerr (music) and Will Jennings (lyrics) and produced by Arista labelmate Barry Manilow. The hit song was recorded for Warwick's first Arista label album titled Dionne (1979).



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The song was Warwick's first single release on Arista after an unsuccessful tenure at Warner Bros. Records. The song brought Warwick renewed popularity when it reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #13 on the Billboard R&B Chart. In Canada, "I'll Never Love This Way Again" peaked at #6. The song won Warwick a 1980 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The tune was certified by the RIAA as Gold for sales of over 1 million copies and helped her Arista debut album, Dionne, be certified by the RIAA as Platinum for album sales of over 1 million copies.

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Dionne Warwick - Then Came You

Dionne Warwick - Then Came You

Then Came You is a 1974 Grammy-nominated hit for American soul singer Dionne Warwick and American R&B group The Spinners, and credited to Dionne Warwicke and Spinners (from 1971–1975, Warwick added a final 'e' to her last name). The track was written by Sherman Marshall and Phillip T. Pugh, and produced by Thom Bell.

Released during a time that Warwick's chart fortunes were at an ebb after moving to Warner Bros. Records in 1972, the Philadelphia soul single was a rare mid-1970s success for the singer. Sung as a duet with Spinners main lead singer Bobby Smith and the Spinners, who were one of the most popular groups of the decade, the song became Warwick's first ever single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became her highest-charting R&B record reaching number two on that chart. It was also the first number-one pop hit for the Spinners. Spinners member Phillippe Wynne took over lead duties at the very end of the song, as he did on another one of the group's big hits, "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love".
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