Thursday, May 17, 2012

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: Gloria (1982)

From the archives of American Bandstand comes "Gloria", an English language reworking of a 1979 Italian song, and the breakout hit for singer-songwriter Laura Branigan, who would score a few more top 40 hits before fading from the charts. In fact, one of her hits, "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You", later became a hit all over again for Michael Bolton.

Latiz Trullo uploaded this clip, taken from a VH1 repeat of Bandstand.

2 comments:

magicdog said...

I and my friends used to love to rock out to this song!

I didn't know it was based on an Italian song.

Sadly, Laura Branigan was taken from us all too soon.

hobbyfan said...

I didn't know the connection, either, 'til I read on Wikipedia when doing research. Agreed that Laura left us way too early, but the music remains.