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Artist Countdown: Laura Branigan Top 25 Hits 6pm ET #artistcountdown @radiomax

braniganLaura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is best remembered for her 1982 Platinum-certified hit “Gloria” and for the Top Ten single “Self Control“. Branigan is also remembered for the Top 10 “Solitaire” and for the number-one Adult Contemporary hit “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You“, as well as several other US Top 40 hits. As well as her music, she was also known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.

Branigan also contributed songs to notable motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack (1983), the Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984), and the Baywatch soundtrack (1994), as well as having songs featured in the popular Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Her signature song “Gloria” stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, at the time a record for a female artist. The song holds a place in the top 100 singles of both 1982 and 1983.

branigan-obitBranigan died at her home in East Quogue, New York, on August 26, 2004, of a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm. She was 47 years old. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Self Control
2 Gloria
3 The Lucky One
4 Solitaire
5 Spanish Eddie
6 Ti Amo
7 Shattered Glass
8 How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
9 Moonlight on Water
10 Power of Love
11 I Found Someone
12 Self Control 2004
13 Hold Me
14 Never in a Million Years
15 Satisfaction
16 Dim All the Lights
17 Looking Out for Number One
18 All Night with Me
19 Spirit of Love
20 Didn’t We Almost Win It All
21 It’s Been Hard Enough Getting Over You
22 How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye
23 Gloria 2004
24 Imagination
25 Hot Night