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Diane Lyn Finds Dr. Fauci Swag

In light of COVID 19, there are some smiles along the way. Dr. Fauci has become a huge celeb.  He now has some swag!  T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks, donuts, a lawn sign “honk for Dr. Fa...

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What Is Trending With Diane Lyn

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Diane Lyn With Your Weekend Plans At Home:

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Chicago - "Hard To Say I'm Sorry"

Live 1992. This song marked a resurgence for Chicago, who had been dropped from their longtime label, Columbia Records, and picked up by the Full Moon label, distributed by Warner Bros. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" was their first single on Full Moon, providing an instant return for the label when the song went to #1 in America and even became a rare UK hit for Chicago, reaching #4 (it also went to #1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart). To find this hit sound, the band turned to the same formula that brewed up their first #1 hit, "If You Leave Me Now": A ballad with lead vocals by Peter Cetera.

Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine"

Concert Unknown. In a Songfacts interview with Bill Withers, he explained how this song came about: "I was watching a movie called Days Of Wine And Roses (1962) with Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. This was Withers' first hit. After spending nine years in the US Navy, he had a job at a factory making parts for airplanes when he was introduced to Booker T. Jones from Booker T. & the MG's. Booker was an elite session musician with Stax Records, where Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and many other soul legends recorded.

Smokey Robinson - "Cruisin"

Live 1978. Notable covers include a 1995 one by soul singer D'Angelo, which peaked at #53 in the US and a version by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis for the 2000 movie Duets, which topped the charts in Australia. Smokey Robinson told The Guardian's 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear supplement that when he wrote this song, his guitarist Marv Tarplin had already written the music. Smokey added: "He put it on cassette and gave it to me to write the lyric. As it turned out, it took me five years to write. I had the music, and that music is so intimate and sensual, but I couldn't get the words.

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Fantasy"

Live 1977. Earth, Wind & Fire made a smooth transition into the disco era, adapting their R&B sound to the new groove. "Fantasy," written by group members Maurice and Verdine White along with the keyboard player/composer Eddie del Barrio, fit right in at Studio 54, but also had a deeper meaning, which was typical of Maurice White's productions: he would put a message on top of an infectious beat. Talking about the message in this song, Maurice told Melody Maker: "The song 'Fantasy' is motivated about escapism in the sense of living on a world that is untrue.

Diana Ross - "Missing You"

Live from the Forever Diana, 30th Anniversary Tour 1994. Rotterdam, Netherlands. This was Ross' sole #1 R&B hit during her tenure at RCA from 1981-1988. Despite returning to Motown, the site of her greatest hits, Ross never reached the top of the chart again. The closest was #3 with "Workin' Overtime" in 1989.

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