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Darlene Love, Bette’s Friend, Finally Makes Billboard Charts Under Own Name After Long Career

Mister D: Support This artist! A great comeback with great tunes to boot!

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— Darlene Love, Introducing Darlene Love – No. 134 — Darlene Love — a vocalist who is both a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award-winner — finally makes her Billboard 200 chart debut with Introducing Darlene Love. The set (which starts at No. 134 with 5,000 units) is her first full-length album of original pop songs in 27 years, and includes tunes written by Bruce Springsteen, Desmond Child, Joan Jett and Elvis Costello. Love was featured in the 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary film 20 Feet From Stardom, and whose voice has been heard on numerous hits that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Perhaps most famously, Love was the lead vocalist of the No. 1 single “He’s a Rebel,” which was credited to The Crystals, though actually performed by Love with her group The Blossoms. Love also provided background vocals on smashes like The Ronettes’ No. 2 hit “Be My Baby,” Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers’ chart-topper “Monster Mash” and The Righteous Brothers’ No. 1 “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.’” She has sang background on albums for everyone from Cher and Aretha Franklin to Luther Vandross and Bette Midler.

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One thought on “Darlene Love, Bette’s Friend, Finally Makes Billboard Charts Under Own Name After Long Career

  1. And do not forget All alone for Christmas from the movie Home Alone 2 where Bette sang Somewhere in my memory!
    It was an amazing song and my favourite non Bette song!

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