“Laura Branigan – Gloria [1982]”

15 May
“Laura Branigan – Gloria [1982]”

Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004)[1][2][3] was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.[4] She is best remembered for her 1982 platinum-certified hit “Gloria” and for the top-5 single “Self Control”. Branigan is also remembered for the top-10 song “Solitaire”, and for the No. 1 Adult Contemporary (AC) hit “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, as well as several other U.S. top-40 songs.

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).

Her signature song “Gloria” by Umberto Tozzi stayed on the U.S. 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 died at her home in 2004 from a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.


Posted by on May 15, 2017 in music



4 responses to ““Laura Branigan – Gloria [1982]”

  1. Regina

    May 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I love her song “Gloria”. It’s one of my karaoke favorites. No one likes my version. Oh well.


  2. America On Coffee

    May 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Now that’s funny!!! :(


  3. Mama Cass

    May 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I remember dancing with my mom to this song. Boy did she have moves.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    May 18, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Memories are uplifting when they recall happy and pleasant experiences. Gloria is ONE happy share !!! :)

    Liked by 1 person


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