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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Billy Ocean - 'Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)'

Billy Ocean

I lose my cool when she steps in the room
And I get so excited just from her perfume
Electric eyes that you can't ignore
And passion burns you like never before
I was in search of a good time
Just running my game
Love was the furthest
Furthest from my mind

Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" is one of the very last 45's that I bought before committing to cassette tapes. It was late 1984 and I was actually a little late to making a full conversion from vinyl. 8th grade had just started and my friends and I were all about bringing our music everywhere with us in a boom box so vinyl had to go. "Caribbean Queen" actually helped Ocean to breakthrough here in the states and it helped to kick off a string of hits that would help to make the artist a household name.

Billy Ocean has come a long way since his first release and now, more than 30 years later he releasedHere You Are: The Best Of. The album feature's Ocean's take on some of the classic songs that helped to shape him as a musician. It also includes a bonus disk with his classics like "Caribbean Queen", "Suddenly", "Get Out of My Dreams" and more. Check out the video that started it all for Billy Ocean!

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