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Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-born English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s.

 After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.

In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Paul McCartney.  He is a member of the Rastafari movement.
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Billy Ocean - Get Out Of My Dreams




"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" is a 1988 single by Trinidadian-born British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line in the Sherman Brothers' song (famously covered by Johnny Burnette as well as Ringo Starr) "You're Sixteen". Part of its popularity lay in its cutting-edge (for the time) video, which featured cartoon mixed with live-action sequences. The song went to number one on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Black Singles charts.  It also peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was also featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film License to Drive. The song was covered by Fenix TX for the soundtrack of NASCAR Thunder 2003. In 2013, Gwar covered the song in a video featured on The A.V. Club website as part of the site's A.V. Undercover series. Approximately three minutes into the performance, the band incorporates The Who's "Baba O'Riley" into the song. The song is mentioned in a 2014 commercial for Twix Bites.

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Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen VH


"Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" is a song by English singer Billy Ocean. Co-written and produced by Keith Diamond, it climbed to number-one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Black Singles chart chart,[2] and number six in the UK Singles Chart. The song won Ocean the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, making him the first British artist to win in that category.

The saxophone solo is played by Vernon Jeffrey Smith.
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Billy Ocean - Love Zone VH


Love Zone is the sixth album recorded by R&B singer Billy Ocean.

 The album includes the hit singles "Love Zone" and "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)", as well as "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going", which had originally been featured on the soundtrack to the 1985 film The Jewel of the Nile. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of over 2 million copies.
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Billy Ocean - Loverboy VH


"Loverboy" was Billy Ocean's second single from his 1984 album, Suddenly.

 It was produced by Keith Diamond and reached a chart high of number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (behind "Careless Whisper" by Wham! featuring George Michael)  as well as hitting number 20 on the soul chart,[2] and number 15 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1985.  It also reached the top spot of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the U.S., in an extended version.  The track was released on the Jive label under the catalogue reference, JIVE 80.
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Billy Ocean - Mystery Lady VH


Suddenly is the fifth studio album by British recording artist Billy Ocean, released in 1984. It featured his first major U.S. pop hit single "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart. Prior to that, his biggest success in the U.S. charts had been a #22 placing for "Love Really Hurts Without You" in 1976, which was one of a number of British hits he had achieved by the release of this album.
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Billy Ocean - Tear Down These Walls VH






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Billy Ocean - The Colour Of Love VH





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Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs VH


"There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" is a 1986 single by Billy Ocean. The song was written and produced by Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond; Ocean was also credited as a co-writer for the song. It appears on Ocean's 1986 album Love Zone, which was released on Jive Records. The song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week beginning 5 July 1986, where it remained for one week, becoming the 600th song to ascend to that position. It also topped the adult contemporary and R&B charts in the United States that same summer.
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Billy Ocean - Suddenly


"Suddenly" is a popular song from 1985 written and performed by the Trinidadian-born, British-based pop music singer Billy Ocean. It is the title track to the singer's 1984 breakthrough album, which was produced by Keith Diamond.

Released as the third single from the album (following the success of "Caribbean Queen" and "Loverboy"), the ballad, "Suddenly", reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart in mid-1985, peaking at number four. The song reached the same chart peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, spending two weeks at number four in June of that year. It peaked at number five on the Billboard R&B chart and spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.
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Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You


"Love Really Hurts Without You" is a song recorded by British R&B recording artist Billy Ocean. The song written by Ocean under his real name Les[lie] Charles with the track's producer Ben Findon was the second single recorded in the name Billy Ocean (although the singer had had several previous releases using other stage names) and provided Ocean with his first chart record in 1976.

The song remains tied with the 1977 #2 UK hit "Red Light Spells Danger" as Ocean's second best all-time UK charting record, after "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" which had a four-week #1 UK tenure in 1985.  It is often cited for its Motown influence.
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