May 1, 2015

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Uptown Funk credits Oops Up Side Your Head writers –
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have given The Gap Band a writing credit on their huge hit Uptown Funk, due to its similarities with their 1979 track Oops Up Side Your Head. Uptown Funk, which topped the UK chart for seven weeks and the US chart for 14, originally had six songwriters. The five writers of The Gap Band’s hit were added earlier this week, according to RCA documents seen by Billboard. It’s said to have followed a claim from publisher Minder Music on their behalf. The much-publicised Blurred Lines court case in March saw a jury order the track’s writers, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, to pay Marvin Gaye’s estate $7.4m (£4.8m) in damages because of its similarities with Gaye’s 1977 hit Got to Give It Up. [BBC] See Videos of the Day
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TV star Sofia Vergara in battle over frozen embryos –
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is in a legal battle with her former fiance, who wants to have children from the couple’s frozen embryos.
Nick Loeb said he wants a surrogate to carry and give birth to two embryos he and Vergara created through in vitro fertilisation before they split up. He said the actress, who plays Gloria in the ABC comedy, has refused. Vergara, who has been named the highest-earning actress on TV for the last three years, declined to comment. [BBC]
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Ben E King: R&B legend dies at 76 –
Ben E King, the soul and R&B singer best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died aged 76. His publicist confirmed to The Telegraph that he died of natural causes on Thursday. The singer, loved around the world for the 1961 hit, rose to fame in the late 1950 with The Drifters, with songs including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me. The R&B singer went on to further success with Spanish Harlem, I (Who Have Nothing), and Don’t Play That Song (You Lied). [Daily Telegraph] (See List of The Day)
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Videos of the Day –

Uptown Funk compared with Oops Upside Your Head –
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

 

The Gap Band – Oops Upside Your Head

List of the day –

Ben E King Discography – [from Wikipedia]
Albums

Other Albums

  • Benny and Us (1977) US: #33 (Average White Band & Ben E. King)
  • The Atlantic Family Live in Montreux (1977) (A recording involving the Average White Band and other artists)
  • Soul Clan (1968) (as a member of The Soul Clan)

Singles with the Drifters

  • There Goes My Baby” (1959) R&B: #1 US: #2
  • “Oh My Love (1959)
  • “Dance With Me” (1959) R&B: #2 US: #15 UK: #17
  • This Magic Moment” (1960) R&B: #4 US: #16
  • “Lonely Winds” (1960) R&B: #9 US: #54
  • “Hey Señorita” (1960)
  • Save the Last Dance for Me” (1960) R&B: #1 US: #1 UK: #2
  • “Nobody But Me” (1960)
  • “I Count the Tears” (1960) US: #17 UK: #28
  • “Sometimes I Wonder” (1962)

Solo Singles

  • “Brace Yourself (1960, Atco)
  • “Show Me the Way” (1960, Atco)
  • “A Help-Each-Other Romance” (1960, Atlantic) with LaVern BakerCB: #105
  • “How Often” (1960, Atlantic) with LaVern Baker
  • Spanish Harlem (1961, Atco) R&B: #15 US: #10, CB: #9
  • “First Taste of Love” (1961) US: #53 UK: #27, CB: #91 (b-side of “Spanish Harlem”)
  • Stand by Me” (1961) R&B: #1 US: #4 UK: #27, CB: #3
  • Amor” (1961) R&B: #10 US: #18 UK: #38, CB: #19
  • “Young Boy Blues” (1961) US: #66, CB: #86
  • “Here Comes the Night” (1961) US: #81 (b-side of “Young Boy Blues”) CB: #TAG
  • “Ecstasy” (1962) US: #56, CB: #50
  • Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” (1962) R&B: #2 US: #11, CB: #11
  • “Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear (1962)
  • “Too Bad” (1962) US: #88, CB: #88
  • “I’m Standing By” (1962) US:#111, CB: #123
  • “Tell Daddy” (1962) US:#122 R&B: #29, CB: #138
  • “How Can I Forget” (1963) R&B: #23 US: #85, CB: #82
  • I (Who Have Nothing)” (1963) R&B: #16 US: #29, CB: #25, AC: #10
  • “The Beginning of Time” (1963) CB: #tag (b-side of “I (Who Have Nothing)”)
  • I Could Have Danced All Night” (1963) US: #72, CB: #112
  • “Gypsy” (1963) CB: #tag (b-side of “I Could Have Danced All Night”)
  • What Now My Love” (1964) US:#102, CB: #132
  • “That’s When It Hurts” (1964) US: #63, CB: #57, R&B: #17
  • “What Can A Man Do” (1964) R&B: #39, US:#113, CB: #106
  • “It’s All Over” (1964) R&B: #40, US: #72, CB: #93
  • “Let the Water Run Down” (1964) CB: #144 (b-side of “It’s All Over”)
  • “Around The Corner” (1964) US:#125
  • “Seven Letters” (1965) R&B: #11 US: #45, CB: #58
  • “The Record (Baby I Love You)” (1965) Pop: #84 R&B: #24, CB: #105
  • “She’s Gone Again” (1965) US: #128
  • “Cry No More” (1965)
  • “(There’s) No Place To Hide” (1965) (b-side of “Cry No More”)
  • “Goodnight My Love” (1965) US: #91, CB: #87
  • “So Much Love” (1966) US: #96, CB: #54
  • “Get In a Hurry” (1966)
  • “I Swear By Stars Above” (1966) R&B: #35 (b-side of “Get in a Hurry”)
  • “They Don’t Give Medals to Yesterday’s Heroes” (1966)
  • “What Is Soul?” (1966) R&B: #38, CB: #113 (b-side of “They Don’t Give…”)
  • “A Man Without a Dream (1967)
  • “Tears, Tears, Tears” (1967) R&B: #34 US: #93, CB: #105 (b-side of “A Man Without…”)
  • “Katherine” (1967) CB: #113
  • “Teeny Weeny Little Bit” (1967) (b-side of “Katherine”)
  • “Don’t Take Your Sweet Love Away” (1967) R&B: #44
  • “We Got a Thing Goin’ On” (1968) with Dee Dee Sharp US: #127, CB: #122
  • Don’t Take Your Love from Me” (1968) US: #117
  • “Where’s the Girl” (1968)
  • “It Ain’t Fair” (1968)
  • “Soul Meeting” (1968) with The Soul Clan R&B: #34
  • Till I Can’t Take It Anymore” (1968) R&B: #45, US: #134, CB: #135
  • “Hey Little One” (1969)
  • “I Can’t Take It Like a Man” (1970, Maxwell) R&B: #45
  • “Take Me to the Pilot” (1972, Mandala)
  • Into the Mystic” (1972)
  • “Spread Myself Around” (1973)
  • Supernatural Thing, Part 1” (1975, Atlantic) R&B: #1 US: #5, CB: #9
  • “Do It in the Name of Love” (1975) R&B: #4 US: #60, CB: #64
  • “We Got Love” (1975)
  • “I Had a Love” (1975) R&B: #23, CB: #104 (b-side of “We Got Love”)
  • “I Betcha you Didn’t Know” (1976)
  • “Get It Up” (1977) with Average White Band R&B: #21
  • “A Star in the Ghetto” (1977) R&B: #25 with Average White Band
  • “Fool for You Anyway” (1977) with Average White Band
  • “I See the Light” (1978)
  • “Fly Away to My Wonderland” (1978)
  • “Music Trance” (1979) R&B: #29
  • “Street Tough” (1981)
  • “You Made the Difference in My Life” (1981)
  • “Stand By Me [re-issue]” (1986) US: #9 UK: #1, CB: #10, AC: #10
  • “Spanish Harlem [re-issue]” (1987)
  • “Save the Last Dance for Me” [re-recorded] (1987, EMI-Manhattan) UK: #69
  • “What’s Important to Me” (1991, Ichiban)
  • “You’ve Got All of Me” (1992)
  • “You Still Move Me” (1992)
  • “4th of July” (1997, Right Stuff)

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