Let's repeat quickly what we've found out about pop music last week.
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We can call music pop music when it comments the period of its origin. Which means it has to be part of the youth or adult society in any expressible way. So music is pop if one or more of the following aspects apply: Miss Johnson I see you've got a longplay record with you.
Would you please tell us why you've chosen this one? I've picked Boy Meets Girl from It is the debut album by a duo from Seattle.
Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill. I'd say it is typical product of its time. The songs are catchy and produced in modern style of the mid s.
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We find keyboards and guitars equally arranged. The outfit of both musicians is modern and not polarizing wildly. The opening "Oh Girl" is a Top 5 hit single. Sounds like perfect pop music to me. You've heard what you're fellow student said about this duo. But is it good pop music? How can we tell good from bad? Can we tell good from bad at all?
Of course it's good! I recently had the opportunity to speak with both George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam about life back in the '80s, their personal relationship through the years, all the damn songs they kept giving to Whitney Houston, and, of course Taking it from the top, and your first self-titled album peaked at 76 on the album charts.
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Subsequently, it took three more years before the follow-up, Reel Life. What was the thinking during those three years with regard where the first album went wrong, and what to do for the follow-up? Naturally, we were very disappointed. Sometimes you lose out in the decision making process, especially where budgets are involved.
Such are the vagaries. Paul then introduced us to the also late and amazing producer Arif Mardin.
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Peaking at 5 on the Billboard Hotthe song reached 9 in the UK. Reflecting back to those days back inhow did things change for you around that time? How exciting, on every level; to celebrate a new relationship and an album reflecting it all was electric.
Is this a true story - and if so, what made you both see this star, all the way up above, when Whitney was on stage performing her heart out for you at the time?!
Sometimes the universe whispers in your ear, and you respond regardless of what is happening around you. I swear, right above the stage in the night sky. Shannon dives for her notebook Belinda Carlisle then recorded the song for her album, Heaven On Earth, but she ultimately disliked the song, leaving it off the final album pressing.
My God, what was so wrong with the song that everyone was treating it like the plague, all of a sudden? Each artist has a unique delivery that resonates with the soul of a song.
Finally seeing the light of day in via your own website, how angry were you back then, that the label you trusted had pulled the rug from out beneath you? You divorced each other in the early 's, but have continued your musical collaboration ever since. How easy was that a thing to do in those early days of the divorce - and what were some of the speed bumps you had to overcome? But when it appeared things could spin out of control, we signed a pact with each other - a peace treaty if you will - agreeing to handle ourselves with grace, and to treat one another with respect.
Still, divorce temporarily leaves you feeling as if your world has torn apart, so there were times when we needed to repair to our separate corners for a while and get centered in our changed individual landscapes. Perhaps not surprisingly, music was the lifeline that helped us move to brighter days.
Lively mixes from Mylo, Cabin Crew, and Sunset Strippers and others all did very well, and have ended up on all sorts of compilation CDs.
Not only that, you have written hit songs for Deniece Williams, Bette Midler, and many others over the years. With regard the Whitney tracks, that she then made mega chart hits, why didn't you guys keep them and sing them yourselves? She turned it down because she was working on the brilliant concept album called Control, and our song would definitely not have fit in.