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It hurts to be in love...

Dan Hartman was an American songwriter who started his artistic career very early by integrating a group called The Legends from the age of 13 years. Prior to a few years later The Edgar Winter Group for which he wrote several songs of large caliber.

His solo career started in turn from 1976, when he released his first album called "Who is Dan Hartman and why is everyone Saying wonderful things about him ?", album that will completely unnoticed despite an album name at the limit of provocation. Soon followed the same year another album named "Images" which hardly will do better in terms of success on the charts.

He will have to wait until 1978 and the release of the album "Instant Replay" to see his efforts rewarded at last with the release of the Single of the same name. Single that will make a real global success and hit solo singer for good. Little monitoring of the Single "This Is It" which will see him also public favor.

New album "Relight My Fire" in 1979, an album that does not really meet the same level of success as its predecessor. Only the title that bears the name of the album painfully pull out of the game the following year in 1980.

The year 1981 saw the release of the album "It hurts to be in love" album with a relative success again and that will produce three minor hits such as "It hurts to be in love," "Heaven in your arms" and "All I need".

Three years will pass before the release in 1984 of the album "I can dream about you", album which will finally allow the artist to make a shattering comeback on the front of the stage. In particular thanks to 2 flagship titles which are "I can dream about you" which leaves the same year and "Second nature" which will see the light, as for him, one year later in 1985. Two titles which will allow him to enter definitively in the musical legend of the 80s.

Two huge success that will be the last, unfortunately for all that will come out later will know that success in fact very limited.

An adventure that will end definitively on March 22, 1994, when he died at the age of 43 from complications from AIDS, a disease contracted in the late 1980s.

To discover or rediscover...


Discography (among others ...) :

70s Decade :

  • High sign 1976

  • Instant replay 1978

  • Time and space 1979

  • This is it 1979

  • Hands down 1979

80s Decade :

  • Vertigo/Relight my fire 1980

  • It hurts to be in love 1981

  • Heaven in your arms 1981

  • All I need 1981

  • I can dream about you 1984

  • We are the young 1984

  • Second nature 1985

  • Get outta town 1985

  • Waiting to see you 1986

  • The love you take 1988

90s Decade :

  • Keep the fire burning 1994


Tracks :

1976 ... a punchy start to his career. So punchy that it is almost inaudible. Not sure this is the right method to drill ...

1978 ... two years were enough to transform the artist. He comes back in a much more suitable style and literally breaks the house with this title. HU-GE !

1979 ... here he is trying the Intimist and my faith, the result is more than interesting. Unfortunately, the public will not follow on this one. Go figure ...

1979 ... Dance succeeds him much better, that's clear. Return of success thanks to this supercharged title which allows him to end the decade in style

1979 ... a BIG 1979 with a plethora of titles and quality across the board. The singer is undoubtedly one of the phenomena of the moment !

1980 ... after a plethora of years 1979 in terms of titles, the year 1980 will seem somewhat pale. But better the quality than the quantity as they say ...

1981 ... an 80s decade which presents itself under the best auspices with a constant level of success and which allows the artist to unroll quietly

1981 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. After a poor year 1980, 1981 would look much more like 1979 on the production side of titles ...

1981 ... three titles in this year 1981 and three classified titles ! The progression is linear and keeps the artist in the lead with obvious ease

1984 ... then THIS title comes ! He signs here a title for the film 'Streets of fire', film with very mixed success, which will not be the case for his title which will experience a much more favorable fate. HU-GE !

1984 ... a year 1984 which saw him succeed in everything he undertook. Everything works perfectly, both in terms of sound and style. All good boy !

1985 ... the year 1985 will be a little notch below but a little. The momentum of success that has brought him so far does not seem to want to weaken for the moment ...

1985 ... new soundtrack this time for the movie 'Fletch'. As much as the first was successful, this one will experience a much lower level of success ...

1986 ... a dynamic of success which ends with this year 1986. The adventure continues but the singer will disappear purely and simply from the Charts and almost never return to it ...

1988 ... he tries everything for the whole while playing it duet version. It's tried but it will not change the situation unfortunately ...

1994 ... he will disappear altogether from radars for 6 years. Here he is back in this year 1994 with this title which stars Loletta Holloway. A last title which will offer him an unexpected ultimate hit ...


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