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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Diana Ross - 'Swept Away'


"I was lying there
Lying on the beach
I dreamed you were there
Feel the heat
The sun and the waves
When you touch my hand
We were on a desert island
And I had a dream

I was swept away

You and I are on an island
Where I thought the storm would never end
I saw your light on the horizon
And I knew that I was blown away again"

When I think of diva's from the early 80's Diana Ross quickly jumps to mind. By the time 1980 had rolled around she had swapped out her Motown sound for pure dance music and it worked. I'll admit I played my little 45 of "I'm Coming Out" like crazy but 1984's "Swept Away" was even better. The video was kind of over the top and the synth in the song made it a dance floor classic. Larry Flick recently played it on Studio 54 radio and I found myself hoping that it was the extended version of "Swept Away"

Thankfully, it was.

So, since Wednesday is all about crawling over that proverbial hump, I think this one might help you to dance your way over it. I can't really think of a better way to start the day. Take a look & you'll quickly see and understand why Miss. Ross was and still is just a little bit larger than life!

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