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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 hits during the mid-'80s. Born Leslie Charles in Trinidad on January 21, 1950, Ocean moved to England at the age of eight, and by his teenaged years, was singing regularly in London clubs. During this time, Ocean paid the bills by working at Ford Motors, but continued to pen songs and perform, as 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," peaking on the singles chart at number two in the United Kingdom and number 22 in the United States. Ocean continued to issue albums (1980's City Limit, 1981's Nights (Feel Like Getting Down), and 1982's Inner Feelings) plus further singles, with "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) being sizeable hits; as he also began penning songs for other artists, including a track on LaToya Jackson's 1980 self-titled debut.

But breakthrough success was just around the corner for Ocean, as he scored a massive hit single in 1984 with "Caribbean Queen," a track that shot to the top of the charts worldwide. 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, while the album it was taken from, Suddenly, was eventually certified double platinum (a few other singles, "Loverboy" and the ballad "Suddenly," were also successful). 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" (which was used as the theme song to the movie Jewel of the Nile), which peaked at number two, and the number-one "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)." 1988 saw Ocean score another number-one single with "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car," taken from the platinum album Tear Down These Walls. But afterward, the hits dried up for Ocean (although his 1989 collection, Greatest Hits, has been a steady seller over the years), as such further albums as Time to Move On, L.I.F.E., and Showdown failed to spawn hits. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
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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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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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One of my favorite singers: UNDER RATED! Love you Billy Ocean!
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Back in The Day, this was the S**T!
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Thank you much.
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I can never forget Billy, his songs helped me greatly when I wanted to improve my english speaking skill! Along with other artist, like Richie, Wonder, Marley, and many more. God bless and wish you the best.
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I was 5-6 years old when this came out. It was in heavy rotation in our household. Songs take me back to my childhood. #chilling
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I Remember when Caribbean Queen came out,I said dam who's singing that song.
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Only person who love more you has a home in heaven.
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Love this Song!!!!❤❤❤❤
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Love zone.... what a timeless song. Billy you knocked it out the park.
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She dashed by me in painted on jeans.
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back in time
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Billy ocean you were the best, and hallway's be in the 80's. Andrew
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the tough get rough!
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Great music...
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I love and miss Billy Ocean. He made so many beautiful and memorable songs, some which he wrote himself. Please record again Billy. We miss you. Your voice was so unique and beautiful.
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My paternal Grandfather & I both share the same birthday in January 21, as *Billy Ocean* All these years I have loved this man's amazing voice & I just now found out about his birthday. Wow! Truly an amazing honor! ; )
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I was so in love with Billy Ocean as a kid. Love your music
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hey Ocean, you are one of the best with love songs!!
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great lyrics in Suddenly.
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He is cool i like the tempo!
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When is Billie singing in Oklahoma?
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Caribbean Queen!
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antolyndanab a
He is awesome! Love to dance to his HITS!
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Love all his songs!!!!!
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Miami vice music that never goes out of style!!
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I wish I was in the Caribbean on this 5 degree day!! Thanks Billy!
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What a voice!!!
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DANCING!!! NOW!!!!
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Oh yeah, nice to hear this song this afternoon on a Friday.
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dblake596
Love this song, the lyrics are so beautiful. One of my all time favorites, brings back so many memories.
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Love this ... love me some Billy Ocean, and love reading his bio!!!!
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Billy save this email anytime you come to Ghana try to contact me on this email alfredadi200 1 @ y a h o o . c o m
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