Your nobody called today, and it was you: Laura Brannigan [R]

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  1. jamison

    jamison Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, I'm the only one on the planet save Footix who remembers the early 80s when Laura Brannigan's pop-whiteness ruled the airwaves, albeit briefly.

    She may be best remembered, aside from "Gloria", for giving Michael Bolton the opportunity to (years later) kill a song of hers to ill effect, giving "How am I supposed to live without you?" the ill deserved light of day it needed to reach into the charts and ruin your life.

    My father was a big LB fan, inexplicably, so I used to spend a lot of time listening to her while driving around Long Island, looking for traffic jams to get stuck in on the LIE. Anyone on Exits 33-54 tonight, pour a sip out for a homie.


  2. Father Ted

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    Anyone remember the episode of CHiPs when she was in it with John and Ponch?
  3. JPH

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    I used to always confuse her with Christie McVie. That's about all I can add to this thread. Sorry.
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    Wasn't "Nobody" by Sylvia, not Laura Branigan?

    I liked "Self Control", that was my favorite Laura Branigan song.


  5. jamison

    jamison Moderator Staff Member

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    It could be. My bad if I confused that.
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    Yeah, it was Sylvia, but it's still a great thread title.

    Someone once told me that despite really only being known for "Gloria" here, she was a gigantic star in Italy and a few other markets, and would make a killing with a couple-week tour of those places once a year. That's a cool career.
  7. JPH

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    Or maybe it was Melissa Manchester I used to confuse her with...
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    Self-Control was in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Ironic considering the game's content. But I did like it better than Gloria
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    Make that two of us.

    "Gloria" is one of those songs that really, really take me back to my early-80's childhood - the first couple years of MTV and all that. Not only did have that absolutely-can't-get-it-out-of-your-head riff that Pulp deftly ripped off for 'Disco 2000', but the made-for-a-buck-eighty-nine-in-the-producer's-basement video was the subject of one of the more amusing I Love The 80's segments.

    A sad day.

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