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Billy Ocean – “Caribbean Queen” (instrumental) (Arista) 1984

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Written by Billy Ocean and Keith Diamond. Produced by Keith Diamond.This is the instrumental b-side of the vocal version of the song.Billy Ocean first charted in the UK in 1976 with “Love Really Hurts Without You”. This chart run lasted until 1980 although he continued to have entries on the US R&B charts such as “Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)” in 1981.In 1984, he returned with the album, “Suddenly’, which reached #9 on both the US and UK album charts. This album spawned four hits, of which the biggest was “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” (#1 US, #6UK). Billy enjoyed two more US #1 hits in the 80s: “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” and “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”.In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music.

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