Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer SagerFor International Women’s Day, we focus on a very special songwriter. Our playlist for today consists of songs that were written or co-written by Carole Bayer Sager who wrote her first Number 1 hit back in 1966 (a very good year 😉 “A Groovy Kind Of Love” for The Mindbenders (later covered by Phil Collins). Over the years, she was responsible for dozens of hits like “Arthur’s Theme” by Christopher Cross, “Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon, “When I Need You” by Leo Sayer, “Midnight Blue” or “Come In From The Rain” by Melissa Manchester and lots of treasured songs she wrote with her ex-husband Burt Bacharach. Carole released three albums herself: her self-titled debut in 1977, “…Too” in 1978 and her final album in 1981 called “Sometimes Late At Night”, co-produced by Burt Bacharach, which includes “Stronger Than Before”, later recorded by Chaka Khan (1984) and Dionne Warwick (1985). She released her memoir “They’re Playing Our Song” in 2016. Happy 71st and thank you for accompanying us through the 80s (and early 90s) with these songs (among many others):

Natalie Cole – In My Reality

Natalie Cole – Split Decision

Dionne Warwick & June Pointer – Heartbreak Of Love

Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne – Love Power

Dionne Warwick – In A World Such As This

Dionne Warwick – How Long?

Dionne Warwick – Stronger Than Before

Chaka Khan – Stronger Than Before

Diana Ross – It’s My Turn

Diana Ross – Come In From The Rain

Rosemary Clooney – Come In From The Rain

Carmen McRae – Come In From The Rain

Peggy Lee – Come In From The Rain

Dionne Warwick – Extravagant Gestures

Dionne Warwick & Friends – That’s What Friends Are For

Aretha Franklin & Michael McDonald – Everchanging Times

Aretha Franklin – Someone Else’s Eyes

Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald – On My Own

Patti LaBelle – Sleep With Me Tonight

Patti LaBelle – Need A Little Faith

Barbra Streisand – You And Me For Always

Barbra Streisand – One More Time Around

Barbra Streisand – Love Light

El DeBarge – Love Always

Ray Parker Jr. – Perfect Lovers

Ray Parker Jr. & Natalie Cole – Over You

Randy Crawford – One Hello

Anita O’Day – Nobody Does It Better

David Sanborn feat. Oleta Adams – Nobody Does It Better

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Overnight Success

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Love Is Fire

Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Blame It On Love

Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Maybe

Roberta Flack – Making Love

Neil Diamond – Heartlight

Michael Jackson – It’s The Falling In Love

Deniece Williams – Why Can’t We Fall In Love?

Melissa Manchester – How Does It Feel Right Now

Melissa Manchester – It’s All In The Sky Above

Vanessa Williams – Midnight Blue


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