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Remember that 'other' song from the 'Flashdance' soundtrack? ... Me neither

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The Flashdance soundtrack was one of the most successful of the ‘80s selling more than 20 million copies worldwide and spawning two number hits in 1983 with Irene Cara’s Flashdance … What a Feeling and Michael Sembello’s Maniac. Lesser known is smooth stylings of Joe Esposito’s Lady, Lady, Lady.

Despite never being released as a single, Lady, Lady, Lady made it to No. 86 on the singles charts on the strength of radio airplay alone. We offer you two choices to view Lady, Lady, Lady. There are numerous fan-made Youtube videos that take some of the best moments of Flashdance to cue them to Lady, Lady, Lady as shown in this fine montage clip. However, Esposito did make an official video of Lady, Lady, Lady – but be warned – it is one of the most awkward attempts at a music video in the ‘80s (and that’s saying a lot).

Little known is that Esposito recorded the original version of Flashdance … What A Feeling, but the song was rerecorded by Irene Cara after the producers thought the song should be sung from the female perspective.

Besides Lady, Lady, Lady and You’re The Best (The Karate Kid), Esposito was the leader of Donna Summers background group The Brooklyn Dreams and also was credited for background vocals on Piano in the Dark, a Top 10 smash for Brenda Russell in 1988. Esposito lives in Las Vegas and often plays at casinos and his son, Michael, pitched briefly in the majors for the Colorado Rockies.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:45am]

    

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