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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Billy Ocean

Collection of Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean was one of the first Caribbean singers to be embraced by MTV, resulting in a string of Top Ten hits during the mid-'80s. Born Leslie Charles in Trinidad on January 21, 1950, Ocean moved to England at the age of eight, and by his teenaged years, was singing regularly in London clubs. During this time, Ocean paid the bills by working at Ford Motors, but continued to pen songs and perform, as he issued an obscure debut single in 1974 under the name of Scorched Earth. But by 1975, the singer had dropped his alias and was going by Billy Ocean, resulting in a self-titled debut that spawned the singer's first hit single, "Love Really Hurts Without You," peaking on the singles chart at number two in the United Kingdom and number 22 in the United States. Ocean continued to issue albums (1980's City Limit, 1981's Nights (Feel Like Getting Down), and 1982's Inner Feelings) plus further singles, with "L.O.D. (Love on Delivery)" and the title track from Nights (the latter of which crossed over onto the U.S. R&B charts) being sizeable hits; as he also began penning songs for other artists, including a track on LaToya Jackson's 1980 self-titled debut.

But breakthrough success was just around the corner for Ocean, as he scored a massive hit single in 1984 with "Caribbean Queen," a track that shot to the top of the charts worldwide. Depending on the region, the song's title and lyrics were changed slightly, resulting in the tune being known as "African Queen" and "European Queen" in other parts of the world, while the album it was taken from, Suddenly, was eventually certified double platinum (a few other singles, "Loverboy" and the ballad "Suddenly," were also successful). Ocean's winning streak continued with 1986's Love Zone (another double-platinum hit), which spawned a pair of hit singles: "When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going" (which was used as the theme song to the movie Jewel of the Nile), which peaked at number two, and the number-one "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)." 1988 saw Ocean score another number-one single with "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car," taken from the platinum album Tear Down These Walls. But afterward, the hits dried up for Ocean (although his 1989 collection, Greatest Hits, has been a steady seller over the years), as such further albums as Time to Move On, L.I.F.E., and Showdown failed to spawn hits. Allmusic by Greg Prato




Album: Billy Ocean (1976)









01. Tell Him To Move Over
02. Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before)
03. Let's Put Our Emotions In Motion
04. Let's Do It All Again
05. Love Really Hurts Without You
06. Whose Little Girl Are You
07. Soul Rock
08. One Kiss Away
09. Hungry For Love
10. Eye Of A Storm
11. L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)
12. Cream On The Top
13. You're Running Out Of Fools
14. Mr.Business Man
15. Red Light Spells Danger
16. Sweet Memories




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Album: City Limit (1980)











01. Stay The Night
02. What You Doing To Me
03. Who's Gonna Rock You
04. Are You Ready
05. City Limit
06. Maybe Tonight
07. Whatever Turns You On
08. Taking Chances
09. American Hearts




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Album: Nights (Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1981)









01. Are You Ready
02. Don't Say Stop
03. Whatever Turns You on
04. Another Day Won't Matter
05. Nights (Feel Like Getting Down
06. Who's Gonna Rock You
07. Stay the Night
08. Everlasting Love
09. Taking Chances
10. Stay the Night (Extended)




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Album: Inner Feelings (1982)










01. Calypso Funkin'
02. Rock-A-Bye Baby
03. No Matter What
04. Dance With Me
05. I Can't Stop
06. Trying To Get Through
07. Mind Games
08. Was It You
09. Inner Feelings




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Album: Suddenly (1984)









01. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
02. Mystery Lady
03. Syncopation
04. The Long And Winding Road
05. Loverboy
06. Lucky Man
07. Dance Floor
08. If I Should Lose You
09. Suddenly




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Album: Love Zone (1986)











01. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
02. Love Zone
03. Withou You
04. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
05. Bittersweet
06. It's Never Too Late To Try
07. Showdown
08. Promise Me
09. Love Is Forever




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Album: Tear Down These Walls (1988)










01. Tear Down These Walls
02. Gun For Hire
03. Stand And Deliver
04. The Colour Of Love
05. Calypso Crazy
06. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
07. Soon As You're Ready
08. Pleasure
09. Because Of You
10. Here's To You




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Album: Greatest Hits (1989)









01. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
02. License To Chill
03. Carribean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
04. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
05. Loverboy
06. Suddenly
07. Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car
08. Love Zone
09. Here's To You
10. I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else's Bed)
11. The Colour Of Love
12. Tear Down These Walls
13. Mystery Lady




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Album: Time To Move On (1993)









01. Pick Up The Pieces (Put It Back)
02. Pressure
03. Upside Down
04. Everyday Sunshine
05. Stand Up Stand Up
06. The World Wants To Dance
07. Time To Move On
08. Rose
09. Can We Go 'Round Again
10. Everything's So Different Without You
11. I'll Be There For You
12. On Your Knees




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Album: Ultimate Collection (2004)









01. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
02. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
03. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
04. Loverboy
05. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
06. Suddenly
07. Love Is Forever
08. Mystery Lady
09. Love Zone
10. The Long And Winding Road
11. The Colour Of Love
12.License To Chill
13. Everything's So Different Without You
14. Can We Go 'round Again
15. Love Really Hurts Without You
16. L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)
17. Red Light Spells Danger
18. Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)





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Album: Because I Love You (2009)









01. Everything To Me
02. Baby Don't Go
03. Happy Refrain
04. I Remember
05. My Lady
06. The Question Is
07.Because I Love You
08. Can't Take It
09. Tenderness
10. Father Returns
11. Rastafari
12. Can't Take It (Remix Bonus Track)
13. Boogie (Bonus Track)




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Album: The Very Best Of (2010)









01. When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)
02. Suddenly
03. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
04. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
05. Love Really Hurts Without You
06. Red Light Spells Danger
07. Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before)
08. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
09. Loverboy
10. L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)
11. The Long & Winding Road
12. Love Is Forever
13. Calypso Crazy
14. Are You Ready
15. Bitter Sweet
16. Mystery Lady
17. Love Zone
18. The Colour Of Love




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