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MUSIC - TOP 40
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JOURNEY (ROCK)
JUICE NEWTON
JULIAN LENNON
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KIM WILDE
KINKS, THE

Kenny Rogers - Top 40
 

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Kenny Rogers' is one of the few country music stars that we featured on ilovethe80s.com.  We include him due to the fact that like Juice Newton, Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton, and others, Kenny Rogers made the jump from the country charts to the pop charts.  And of course who can forget his career as an actor (The Gambler, etc.).

Rogers stared his music career in the 1950's.  He started out as a band member before trying his hand as a solo artist.  In the 60's, his band was called Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, and they landed a number of charting country hits.  It was in 1976 that he returned to a solo career.  Although Kenny Rogers did have a number of country hits in the 1970's, we will focus on his contribution to 80's pop.   

In 1980, Kenny and Kim Carnes released the song "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer", which started his pop chart success.  That same year, Rogers' joined forces with Lionel Richie as a producer, and the album Share Your Love (1981) featured a number of hit songs:  "Lady", "I Don't Need You", "Through the Years", and "Share Your Love with Me".  Other 80's pop hits included "Love the World Away", from the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack, the title track and "A Love Song" from Love Will Turn You Around (1982), "We've Got Tonight" with Sheena Easton and "All My Life" from We've Got Tonight (1983), "Islands in the Stream" with Dolly Parton and "This Woman" from Eyes That See in the Dark (1983), "Crazy" from What About Me (1984), "Morning Desire" from The Heart of the Matter (1985), "Twenty Years Ago" from They Don't Make Them Like They Used To (1986), and "When You Put Your Heart in It" from Something Inside so Strong (1989).

Kenny Rogers continued producing new material throughout the 1990's and beyond, and he was still active at the time of this writing in late 2013.  And of course many of you know that Rogers is a entrepreneur and have eaten at one of his restaurants (Kenny Rogers Roasters).  They Kenny Rogers Discography is very long:

  • 1976: Love Lifted Me
  • 1977: Kenny Rogers
  • 1977: Daytime Friends
  • 1978: Love or Something Like It
  • 1978: The Gambler
  • 1978: Ten Years of Gold
  • 1979: Kenny
  • 1979: The Kenny Rogers Singles Album
  • 1980: Greatest Hits
  • 1980: Gideon
  • 1981: Christmas
  • 1981: Share Your Love
  • 1982: Love Will Turn You Around
  • 1983: We've Got Tonight
  • 1983: Eyes That See in the Dark
  • 1983: 20 Greatest Hits
  • 1983: HBO Presents: Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits
  • 1984: Duets
  • 1984: Once Upon a Christmas (with Dolly Parton)
  • 1985: The Kenny Rogers Story
  • 1985: Love Is What We Make It
  • 1985: His Greatest Hits and Finest Performances
  • 1985: Short Stories
  • 1985: The Heart of the Matter
  • 1986: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
  • 1987: I Prefer the Moonlight
  • 1987: 25 Greatest Hits
  • 1988: Greatest Hits
  • 1989: Something Inside So Strong
  • 1989: Christmas in America
  • 1989: Lucille and Other Classics
  • 1990: 20 Great Years
  • 1990: Greatest Country Hits
  • 1990: The Very Best of Kenny Rogersv
  • 1990: Love Is Strange
  • 1991: Back Home Again
  • 1992: The Best of Kenny Rogers
  • 1993: Daytime Friends The Very Best of Kenny Rogers
  • 1993: If Only My Heart Had a Voice
  • 1996: Vote for Love
  • 1996: The Gift
  • 1997: Across My Heart
  • 1997: A Decade of Hits
  • 1998: Christmas from the Heart
  • 1998: With Love
  • 1999: A&E Biography
  • 1999: Through the Years: A Retrospective
  • 1999: She Rides Wild Horses
  • 2000: There You Go Again
  • 2000: Kenny Rogers Collection
  • 2001: Best Inspirational Songs
  • 2001: Songs of Love
  • 2001: Kenny Rogers
  • 2001: Live by Request
  • 2002: Love Songs
  • 2003: Back to the Well
  • 2003: The Definitive Collection
  • 2004: Kenny Rogers Love Songs
  • 2004: 42 Ultimate Hits
  • 2004: Christmas with Kenny
  • 2005: Golden Legends: Kenny Rogers
  • 2006: Christmas Collection
  • 2006: Water & Bridges
  • 2006: 21 Number Ones
  • 2006: Kenny Rogers
  • 2008: A Love Song Collection
  • 2008: 50 Years
  • 2009: The First 50 Years
  • 2010: 10 Great Songs
  • 2010: Kenny Rogers
  • 2010: The Best of Kenny Rogers
  • 2011: The Love of God
  • 2012: Amazing Grace
  • 2012: Christmas Live!
  • 2004
    Box Set w/ Dolly
    Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Box Set

    ISLANDS IN THE STREAM:
    [chorus] Islands in the stream, that is what we are, No one in between, how can we be wrong, Sail away with me, to another world, And we rely on each other, uh huh, From one lover to another, uh huh [etc]

    2004
    Box  There Set
    42 Ultimate Hits Kenny Rogers

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