What’s That Song? Gloria Bell and a Certain Laura Branigan Song
When youâve got a movie whose titular character shares her first name with songs by some major players in the music business, you have to think that the creative team behind Gloria Bell found themselves at a crossroads at some point where they had to ask, âWhich âGloriaâ is the âGloriaâ for us?â
Would it beâ¦
- âGloria,â by The Shadows of Knight?
- âGloria,â by The Cadillacs?
- âGloria,â by The Doors?
- âGloria,â by The Electric Prunes?
- âGloria,â by The Manhattan Transfer?
- âGloria,â by The Grateful Dead?
- âGloria, Gloria,â by Ben E. King? No, no, theyâd never have gone with that one. Come on, two Glorias? Thatâs just overkill.
Ultimately, they went with a little ditty by Laura Branigan calledâ¦. âSolitaire.â
Just making sure you were paying attention. Of course, the song in question was called âGloria,â which made its debut on Braniganâs debut, which was called â wait for it â BRANIGAN.
Although she had two other top-10 hits in her career (âSelf-Controlâ and the aforementioned âSolitaireâ), it was âGloriaâ which goes down in history as the late singerâs biggest hit, having climbed all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. And now itâs getting a new lease on life, thanks to its use in Gloria Bell.
Go see the movie, then go buy the soundtrack, and after youâve done that, go buy THE BEST OF BRANIGAN. Across the board, with all of those actions, youâll be glad you did.
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