Linda Ronstadt's top 5 songs of the '80s

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Linda Ronstadt suffers from Parkinson’s disease and can no longer perform, the 67-year-old singer told AARP. Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt said her symptoms began as long as eight years ago, but she'd written it off to other health problems.

“I couldn’t sing and I couldn’t figure out why," she said in the interview. "I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn’t occur to me to go to a neurologist. I think I’ve had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms that I’ve had. Then I had a shoulder operation, so I thought that’s why my hands were trembling." The diagnosis: Parkinson's, and and end to her career.

"No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease," said Ronstadt. "No matter how hard you try."

We don't forget Linda Ronstadt's contributions to music, no matter how hard we try.

LINDA RONSTADT'S TOP 5 SONGS OF THE '80s:

1. Don't Know Much with Aaron Neville (1989)

2. Hurt So Bad (1980)

3. How Do I Make You? (1980)

4. All My Life with Aaron Neville (1989)

5. Get Closer (1982)

Ranked by chart position on U.S. Billboard Chart

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