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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean was one of the first Caribbean singers to be embraced by MTV, resulting in a string of Top Ten pop hits during his mid-'80s commercial peak. Born Leslie Charles in Trinidad on January 21, 1950, Ocean moved to England at the age of eight, and by his teenage years was singing regularly in London clubs. During this time, Ocean paid the bills by working as a tailor, but continued to pen songs and perform; he he issued an obscure debut single in 1974 under the name of Scorched Earth. But by 1975, the singer had dropped his alias and was going by Billy Ocean, resulting in a self-titled debut that spawned the singer's first hit single, "Love Really Hurts Without You," which peaked on the U.K. singles chart at number two and at number 22 in the U.S. Ocean continued to issue albums, including City Limit (1980), Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1981), and Inner Feelings (1982). "L.O.D. (Love on Delivery)," and the title track from Nights, the latter of which crossed over onto the U.S. R&B charts, were sizeable hits. He also began penning songs for other artists, including a track on LaToya Jackson's 1980 self-titled debut.

Breakthrough success was just around the corner for Ocean. He scored a massive hit single in 1984 with "Caribbean Queen," a track that shot to the top of the U.S. pop chart and went Top Ten in the U.K. Depending on the region, the song's title and lyrics were changed slightly, resulting in the tune being known as "African Queen" and "European Queen" in other parts of the world. Parent album Suddenly was certified double platinum, helped by additional hits like "Loverboy" and the ballad "Suddenly." Ocean's winning streak continued with 1986's Love Zone, another double-platinum hit, which spawned a pair of hit singles: "When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going" (the theme song to the movie Jewel of the Nile), and "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)." Ocean scored another number one single in 1988 with "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car," taken from the platinum Tear Down These Walls.

Afterward, Ocean stepped away from the industry to spend time with his family. His studio time decreased drastically. Time to Move On, released in 1993 and featuring collaborations with labelmate R. Kelly, was his fourth and final album for Jive. During the next 20 years, he made only a couple additional albums, though he did continue to perform at festivals and as a headlining act on a regular basis. 2009 saw a return to the studio for Ocean, to record Because I Love You, his first album for 15 years. In 2010, the MOBO Awards honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 2016 saw Ocean appearing on television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote the double-album Here You Are: The Best of Billy Ocean. Not only a best-of, however, the album also included a CD of his interpretations of classic songs that had been important to him throughout his life. Included were masterworks such as Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," and Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," among others. ~ Greg Prato
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Selected Discography

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Track List: City Limit (Expanded Edition)

1. Stay the Night

2. What You Doing to Me

3. Who's Gonna Rock You

4. Maybe Tonight

5. City Limit

6. Are You Ready

7. Whatever Turns You On

8. Taking Chances

9. American Hearts

10. Are You Ready

11. Are You Ready (7" Version)

12. American Hearts (12" Version)

13. My Love

14. Everything's Changed

15. Tell Him to Move Over

16. Stay the Night

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Track List: The Very Best of Billy Ocean

1. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

2. Suddenly

3. Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car

4. Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)

5. Love Really Hurts Without You

6. Red Light Spells Danger

7. Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before)

8. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

9. Loverboy

10. L.O.D. (Love on Delivery)

11. The Long and Winding Road

12. Love Is Forever

13. Calypso Crazy

14. Are You Ready

15. Bitter Sweet

16. Mystery Lady

17. Love Zone

18. The Colour of Love

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Track List: Inner Feelings (Expanded Edition)

1. Calypso Funkin'

2. Rock-A-Bye Baby

3. No Matter What

4. Dance With Me

5. I Can't Stop

6. Tryin' To Get Through To You

7. Mind Games

8. Was It You

9. Inner Feelings

10. Smile

11. Somebody

12. City Limit

13. Calypso Funkin'

14. Was It You (Edit)

15. Inner Feelings

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Track List: L.I.F.E. (Love Is For Ever)

Disc 1

1. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

2. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

3. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

4. Suddenly

5. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

6. The Long And Winding Road

7. Loverboy

8. Tear Down These Walls

9. The Colour Of Love

10. Mystery Lady

11. Love Zone

12. Calypso Crazy

Disc 2

1. Love Really Hurts Without You

2. Nights (Feel Like Gettin' Down)

3. Red Light Spells Danger

4. Are You Ready

5. Love Is Forever

6. L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)

7. Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before)

8. Stay The Night

9. Pressure (U.S. Radio Edit)

10. Rose

11. Everything's So Different Without You

12. Can We Go 'Round Again?

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Track List: Time To Move On

1. Pick Up The Pieces (Put It Back)

2. Pressure

3. Upside Down

4. Everyday Sunshine

5. Stand Up Stand Up

6. The World Wants To Dance

7. Time To Move On

8. Rose

9. Can We Go 'Round Again?

10. Everything's So Different Without You

11. I'll Be There For You

12. On Your Knees

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Track List: Greatest Hits

2. Licence To Chill

3. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

5. Loverboy

6. Suddenly

7. Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car

8. Love Zone

9. Here's To You

11. The Colour Of Love

12. Tear Down These Walls

13. Mystery Lady

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Track List: Tear Down These Walls

1. Tear Down These Walls

2. Gun For Hire

3. Stand And Deliver

4. The Colour Of Love

5. Calypso Crazy

6. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

7. Soon As You're Ready

8. Pleasure

9. Because Of You

10. Here's To You

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Track List: Love Zone (Expanded Edition)

1. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

2. Love Zone

3. Without You

4. There'll Be Sad Songs

5. Bitter Sweet

6. It's Never Too Late To Try

7. Showdown

8. Promise Me

9. Love Is Forever

10. Love Zone (Extended Version)

11. Bitter Sweet (Extended Version)

12. When The Going Gets Tough (Extended Version)

13. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

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Track List: Suddenly

1. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

2. Mystery Lady

3. Syncopation

4. The Long Winding Road

5. Loverboy

7. Dancefloor

8. If I Should Lose You

9. Suddenly

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My childhood yesssss..B. Ocean played heavy in New Orleans back in the 80's!!
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❤❤❤❤❤❤
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A Favorite !
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Itwadthetime i n m y l i t e l l o v e t h r s o n g s o n g a n d c a b r a t i n p u e e n
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hotmarcy
I always love, Billy Ocean. Excellent performance.
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cherokeeprin c e s s 1 2 7
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Could listen to him all day, you go you great singer.
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Great artist
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vernell.will i a m s 5 7
The 80s were the greatest, they don't make music like that anymore.
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dekruse
Missing the 80's.
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tblake967
So glad to grow up in the 80s to heard such beautiful music from Mr. Ocean.
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one of the reasons i love the 80s
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I remember my mom dancing to this when I was very young. This song grew on me and still love it till this day...lol... g r e a t memories
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Amazing flashbacks
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Billy Ocean!! We did the two steps with Billy Ocean... no more love on the run... LOL...
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Love this station bring back memories ❤️❤️❤️
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jaw.dl.sd
I LOVE Billy O....He's awesome!!
used to dance all night!! LOL

MORE Billy Ocean!!1
YES!!!

0;o))))
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amcarroll103
Don'т read тнιѕ. Yoυ wιll вe ĸιѕѕed on тнe neareѕт poѕѕιвle Frιday вy тнe love oғ yoυr lιғe. Toмorrow wιll вe тнe вeѕт day oғ yoυr
Lιғe. Don'т ѕтop тнιѕ ιѕ ғreaĸy! Bυт ιғ υ read тнιѕ and ιgnore ιт yoυ wιll geт вad lυcĸ. Pυт тнιѕ on 15 ѕongѕ ιn 143 мιnυтeѕ. Wнen yoυ are done preѕѕ тнe ѕpace вar and yoυr crυѕнeѕ naмe wιll appear ιn вιg leттerѕ on тнe ѕcreen. Tнιѕ ιѕ ѕo creppy вecaυѕe ιт acтυally worĸѕ.
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cyril32a
Billy Ocean wow! Dude was everywhere in the 80s! Classic hits!
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You guys will laugh when I tell you I played the tape of his music constantly - in fact, so often that my kids (they were 14 and 7 in 1984-5) took it away and hid it from me so they wouldn't have to hear it anymore. )
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wns247
I love Billy Ocean!!!!
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Priceless music!
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Love him &his music
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Love Billy!!!!!
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I heard he owns an island.
Which would make sense to me....
Great high school memories
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dominique130 8
Still waiting on my loverboy!!!
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clubmad
Yeah good song but what is tough, there is no tough if u know how to deal with idiots. Hehehehehe !!!!
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I saw him on MTV today, and it was a kind of feeling. He played Caribbean Queen and when the going gets tough. and he performed with his suit!
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So smooth.
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Ah the memories :)
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One of the great ones!!!
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I love Billy Ocean
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I love you Billy !!!!
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I have always loved Billy Ocean's music and never knew until 2 years ago, I've been involved and in love with one of his cousins for the past 7 1/2 years. They have the same loving spirits. Love u Billy !!!
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Suddenly was my childhood fav!!!!!
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A great one
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Great music...take s me back to many memories.
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So talented
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Amazing flashbacks
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This takes me back to the first rainey day in my first foster home in Cali...still brings tears to my eyes....
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oh yeah, i bought a cassette back in the day, LOVE ZONE is just one of the best sexiest songs of all time and I SLEEP MUCH BETTER was on the one that i bought
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svanka
Such a beautiful soulful voice. Truly gifted...
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Brings back lots of fond good times hanging out on south street in phily....
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Bug time hit
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leenette41
I love all his song
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classic song
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Thank You for this beautiful song!
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Simply the best
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empleoghetto 1
Great singer and songwriter. timeless.... . . .
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Billy Ocean still has that magical soulful voice. His DC concert was amazing!
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