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Laura Branigan

Pop singer and actress Laura Branigan was born in 1957 in the upstate New York town of Brewster. It wasn't until her senior year in high school that Branigan thought of pursuing a musical career, after she landed a lead role in a school musical, which led to her acceptance at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City by the mid-'70s. Branigan then signed on as a backing vocalist for Leonard Cohen, as she toured the world with the renowned singer/songwriter throughout the late '70s; resulting in the singer landing a recording contract on her own with Atlantic Records. But a breach-of-contract lawsuit resulted after Branigan changed management, which held up work commencing on her solo debut. With all issues sorted out by the early '80s, Branigan was now free to launch her solo career, as her debut, Branigan, was issued in 1982.

The album spawned one of the year's top pop hits, the Donna Summer-like "Gloria," a remake of an Italian pop song from the '70s that peaked at number six in the U.K. and number two in the U.S. (the song also earned Branigan her first of four subsequent Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female). The song's popularity reached massive proportions in other parts of the world, especially Germany, where the Branigan version of "Gloria" sat at the number one position while the original Italian version held the number two spot. 1983's Branigan 2 spawned another two sizeable U.S. hit singles with "Solitaire" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (the latter of which was co-written by a then-unknown Michael Bolton), while she also appeared on the hit soundtrack to Flashdance that same year with the track "Imagination."

Further albums were issued during the remainder of the '80s, 1984's Self Control, 1985's Hold Me, and 1987's Touch, all of which spawned hit singles: the title track from Self Control, "The Lucky One," "Ti Amo," "Spanish Eddie," "I Found Someone," the title track from Hold Me, "Shattered Glass," and "The Power of Love." But, by the dawn of the '90s, the hits had dried up for Branigan, as such albums as 1990's self-titled release and 1993's Over My Heart went completely unnoticed. In 1994, Branigan dueted with David Hasselhoff on the track "I Believe" for the Baywatch soundtrack, and a year later, the singer's first hits compilation, the 13-track The Best of Branigan, was issued. In addition to issuing albums, Branigan kept her acting career going all along, as evidenced by guest spots on the TV show CHiPS, the movies Mugsy's Girl (1984) and Backstage (1988), plus the German television movie An American Girl In Berlin (1981). Branigan returned to the public eye in 2002, earning rave reviews with her portrayal of Janis Joplin in the hit New York City musical Love, Janis. On August 26, 2004 Laura Branigan suffered a brain aneurysm and died in her sleep. ~ Greg Prato
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Self Control

1. The Lucky One

2. Self Control

3. Ti Amo

4. Heart

5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

6. Satisfaction

7. Silent Partners

8. Breaking Out

9. Take Me

10. With Every Beat Of My Heart

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Track List: Branigan 2

1. Solitaire

2. Deep In The Dark

3. Close Enough

4. Lucky

5. Squeeze Box

6. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You

7. I'm Not The Only One

8. Mama

9. Find Me

10. Don't Show Your Love

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alexandraabe l l a 1 7
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This is on vice city ☺����
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Brain aneurism is a selenium & copper deficiency. It's simple but big pharma doesn't want you to know cause they need to keep pushing all Americans prescription drugs that doesn't go to root of the problem and basically kills us after being "treated" not cured so they can make money off everyone on the "treatment!. Go figure.

I have the best doctor in the world that keeps me healthy and is very well recognized.

Luis
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WOW, she was only 47 when she died!! Who dies at 47? Does anyone know if brain aneurysms ran in her family or were they other factors that caused the aneurysm?
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I agree that her live voice was her strength. Gone way to soon!
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07grandchero k e e
RIP
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runandplay
I worked with a lot of artists in the 80's and 90's, Laura Branigan was that I always looked forward to. As wonderful as she sounds on her albums/CDs, she sounded so much better live. It was like the recordings couldn't pick up the lushness of her voice. I'm thankful for sites like Pandora, who continue to play her music. We'll never forget Laura Branigan and her contribution to our lives.
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Self-Control was one of the best records of 1984, and one of the best dance records, ever.
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I loved the song Gloria when I was younger not knowing what the song was about...She had a strong, forceful voice...that ' s what I liked about her
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Wonderful singer...... m i s s her. Great songs....
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bibis2
I can never keep still to Selt Control even though I can't dance. I have no self control when I hear this great song!
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keo_oudomvil a y
I loved her songs...and will miss her, she had gone too soon, but she'll be remembered forever...
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Awesome voice I remember when she passed,, very sad
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elisangelalo f r a n o
HARD TIMES COMES AND GOES. BUT RIGHT NOW THE SONG HIT ME IN EVERY SINGLE WAY!!!
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artist685
�� RIP I'm sooooooo sad to hear that you had passed. Your music really got me through some bad times as a teen.
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What a great singer who died way to young! I saw her in concert at Kings Dominion in Ashland VA in the early 80's. The woman could sing! Got her autograph and some great pics! I will never forget that! I still can't believe that she's gone. :( But her music will live on forever!
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artist685
OMG! I just found out that she died. )-;
She had a powerful great voice with so much emotion. I met her in Pound Ridge, NY in 1980's. Great person and performer. I still sing one of her songs Michael Bolton wrote for her. I'm so sad about this. She died way too young! RIP sweet lady.
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Very great voice love these lyrics
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Incredible powerhouse voice!
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Too bad she's gone. She had an incredible voice. Music of today don't measure up to the music of yesteryear and never will
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I love this song!
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FLASH FM Vice City!
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sanmyster112 3
She gave me goosebumps years ago and still does. What a loss
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It's excited
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RIP Laura....we' l l all dance when we get to your universe!!!
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You all that had the pleasure of actually seeing her are The Lucky Ones. I'd do almost anything to have been able to have seen her. Between her and Branigan, that sums up many of my formative years musically.
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dee.breakofd a w n
Some songs just give you chill and nostalgic, this is definitely one!!!
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she is really awesome singer in the world I will always remember her music
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Why does Whitney need o be mentioned. On stage they were both wonderful. I thought this was about the music?
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Saw Laura in person twice...Fabu l o u s singer! RIP Laura died much too young...
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She was a lot better person then Whitney Housten.At least she she died of a brain aneurism and not a drug abuser like Housten.
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It was a great loss, thank goodness you can never take the music away
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SHE IS GREAT..ONE OF THE GREATS'..WE ALL MISS HER..WHAT ENERGY.....T H A N K YOU JESUS FOR WHAT YOU ALLOWED IN HER LIFE..
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pmoc333
Wow! Great song! Great voice! Had no idea until now that she passed away so young... until now.
RIP, Laura.
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Wow...takes me back to the early 80's. RIP Laura.
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My favorite song..Is statue in the rain...Te Amo.....I was so hurt to hear of her dying I just found out 5 years ago..I saw her in a lil cosert in Boca Florida I think(( early middle 90s))..She lives on in my house and car Always......
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Gloria is one hell of a song.
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Was Laura Branigan LUBA on the 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack? It sounds soooomuch like her and it's the 1st and 3rd letters of her names but se has never been credited with singing them. Does anyone know for sure?
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My favorite song of all time is gloria and how can I help you to say goodbye she a loving singer.
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dantheman937 2 1
I miss Laura Branigan. She had a strong voice. She sang a few meaningful songs. My parents, who are 10 years older than her, turned up "Gloria" when the radio played it. She was so classy that her most suggestive songs were offset by her beautiful face and voice. I was making a meatloaf dinner when a friend told me she had passed away. I cried. RIP Laura. You are missed.
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Omg!!! Ti Amo was my favorite too!!! Such a heartfelt song.. and so sad.. What a beautiful voice.. wow! Love and miss Laura..
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so sad....lovel y voice and lovely girl
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You cannot trust doctors anymore, it is a money making industry for them and the generosity and hospitality went in the toilet.
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geronimonlin e
Her death was a waste. When she kept going to doctors complaining of a headache, the doctor attending her should have called for an MRI. Instead they just gave her pain pills. Bummer...... . . . . .
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very talented and pretty woman, singing in heaven now!
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love her voice, one of the best I ever heard, so sad she died so young and at the height of her career
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ekateb22
love her music. So sad she died so young
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nursebrilhan t e
awesome!!
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wltrbuckley4 8 7
liked her way back when and still do.
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