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Oscar's Best: Surveying The 5 Best Original Songs by African American Artists

Shadow and Act By Erik Luers | Shadow and Act February 28, 2014 at 11:53AM

Oscar's Best: Surveying The 5 Best Original Songs by African American Artists
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White Nights: “Say You, Say Me”

1985 – From White Nights: “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Ritchie (performed song and wrote music and lyrics)

Now this is music. This doozy of a love ballad may very well represent the pinnacle of high school dances. You know, the ones where you would stand on one side of the room hoping that a romantic song would come on that would prompt you to slow dance with that special someone. Ritchie just gets everyone in the mood. Toward the song’s conclusion, Ritchie makes a slight up-tempo detour to get the blood pumping, riling you up before bringing it back home with the memorable chorus.

Best lyrics: “So you think you know the answers? Oh no. Well, the whole world’s got you dancing, that’s right I’m telling you.

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