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Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday's Flashback

The biggest hit of 1981, Endless Love remains one of the most popular love songs of all time. Originally recorded for a dreadful little film starring Brooke Shields, Lionel Richie both penned the tune and recorded it with superstar Diana Ross. Both were at the zenith of their careers at the time; he having just split with The Commodores to go solo while Ross had only recently departed Motown for a multimillion dollar contract with RCA Records.

Number One for nine weeks, Endless Love eclipsed the film it adorned. In fact, the movie is all but forgotten now. Ross and Richie performed the song live on the Academy Awards in 1982, where it had been nominated for Best Original Song. This clip shows the two Motown legends performing their mega hit at the Oscars.


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