Branigan's cover of "Gloria" appeared in the musical drama Flashdance in 1983, though it was not included in the film's soundtrack. The song remained in the Top 40 for 22 weeks, and its total Hot 100 residency of 36 weeks established a new record for a single by a solo female act,[30] breaking the previous record mark. The song is played at Enterprise Center every time the Blues win a game, leading to "Play Gloria!" (In concerts and television appearances throughout her career, Branigan accompanied herself on the piano for the song.). [2] The cause was attributed to a previously undiagnosed ventricular brain aneurysm. [43][44] "Gloria" would also re-enter the Billboard charts in the wake of the Blues' championship, landing at No. Laura Branigan Artist Overview Albums. 60. The 1990–1991 Laura Branigan Tour, which was kicked off with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on July 13, 1990[26] was followed by a performance in the Trump Regency Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey on July 14,[27] and filmed for a syndicated U.S. television show SRO in Concert, which was released on videocassette and laserdisc; on July 15, 1990 she performed at the Warwick Musical Theatre in Rhode Island. Branigan's 9-track debut album, Branigan, was released in March 1982. The St. Louis Blues win song has quite the backstory", "I WILL be at GAME 6 on SUNDAY, just as I've been here for EVERY Watch Party & EVERY game during the @StLouisBlues Stanley Cup run. The album alternated four energetic up-tempo songs with five ballads, including one of the few songs written solely by Branigan, "I Wish We Could Be Alone". An excerpt of the song appears twice in 2017's I, Tonya. Branigan’s cover of the song is used along with other 1980s hits in the South Park episode "Splatty Tomato". When their stadium's DJ learned of it, he began playing the song in the stadium to rally the team. In 1994, not long after the release of Over My Heart, Larry Kruteck, Branigan's husband (m. 1978), was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since 2006, Branigan's management company worked regularly with Warner Music Group entities in the production and release of various new greatest hits compilations. She sang on major national television and radio campaigns for products including Dr Pepper, Coca-Cola and Chrysler, which sponsored her 1985–1986 "Hold Me" tour. [8], Tozzi's original version of "Gloria" was a soundtrack selection for two distinct films in 2013, The Wolf of Wall Street[9] and Gloria. She grew up in Armonk. The 13-track The Best of Branigan included two newly-recorded covers: "Show Me Heaven" (written by Maria McKee) and the Donna Summer hit "Dim All the Lights," which Branigan released in several remixes. [4], ^shipments figures based on certification alone. 2. #PlayGloria #LauraBranigan", "LAURAS MOM HAS PASSED AWAY – The Official Laura Branigan Discussion Forum", Obit for Armonk pop star Laura Branigan corrected again, 12 years later, "Chris Van Cleave Singer-Songwriter-Actor Feature Page", "Photographic image of Meadow album sleeve credits", "Laura Branigan: 1957–2004 – The Singer Shot to Fame with, "Concert at Point State Park, Fourth of July 1985", "LB's show in Warwick Musical Theater (1990)", "Laura Branigan learns the answer to her pop query", Laura Branigan's rep calls it 'absolutely appalling' that 'Gloria' played before Trump riot, "Gloria! The album's third single "Cry Wolf", a top-30 AC hit, did not capture the attention of pop radio stations and stalled; the ballad was recorded two years later by Stevie Nicks, and more recently by its writer Jude Johnstone. Born on July 3, 1952, Laura Ann Branigan's signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single 'Gloria', stayed on the U.S. "How 'Gloria' Became the St. Louis' Song & Why Every Keeps Saying 'Play Gloria! The song was originally written and composed in Italian by Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and afterwards translated to English by Jonathan King. Branigan told People magazine that she and her producers had at first attempted an English version of Tozzi's "Gloria" in the romantic mode of the original, changing the title to "Mario", but that this seemed ineffective. At the end of the episode, "Gloria" plays during the climatic chase scene which ends with the bad guys' motorcycles crashing into Cabe's car, resulting in the tape ejecting and the song ending. [37][38][39], A club member kept yelling, "Play 'Gloria!'" "Gloria" reappeared on the iTunes singles chart thanks to the trend, going to number 3 after the Blues won the Stanley Cup. In 2017, the first episode of the BBC/Netflix series White Gold began with the song. [79], Debbie Reynolds sings a snippet of "Gloria" in the "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" episode of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace (broadcast on November 23, 2000), performing the song as the character "Bobbi Adler" in a sequence set in 1985. [19], Also in 2002, her second official US hits collection, The Essentials, was released, including the long out-of-print hit "I Found Someone. [81] The Blues would play the song after every win in 2019. 12 on the hot 100 and spent three weeks at No. In the Scorpion episode "Sci Hard", Agent Cabe Gallo's lemon car had a cassette tape with this version of the song stuck in the car's player. Hold Me Laura Branigan… In 2009, Rhino/WEA authorized the re-release of three out-of-print Branigan albums: Touch, Laura Branigan, and Over My Heart. The band broke up, after which Walker Daniels committed suicide. Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". An excerpt of the song was performed by Debbie Reynolds on Will & Grace in the season 3 episode, "Lows in the Mid-Eighties". "Shattered Glass" was performed by Branigan on the last episode of American Bandstand (hosted by Dick Clark) to be broadcast on ABC (the show would last for two more years, first in first-run syndication and finally on the USA Network) on September 5, 1987, becoming their last guest performer. "I left Janis because the producers failed to file with Equity properly," she told the Sunday News in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The next day the Blues went on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3–0 shutout. In June 2010, Shine On: The Ultimate Collection was released, which, for the first time, incorporated a PAL only format DVD (will not play on most American DVD players) featuring official Atlantic music videos for 10 of Branigan's songs, in addition to an 18-track CD including "Forever Young", which made its return to the greatest hits compilations. 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When their stadium's DJ learned of it, he began playing the song in the stadium to rally the team. [23] On July 4, 1985 she performed in Point State Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kruteck survived for another two and a half years and died on June 15, 1996, in New York. Branigan died of a brain … [7] Branigan's legacy manager and representative Kathy Golik embraced the trend and traveled to St. Louis to publicly represent Branigan among the Blues fanbase during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, later stating her belief that Branigan and "Gloria" "will forever be intertwined" with the Blues and the city of St. In 1985, she won the Tokyo Music Festival with the song "The Lucky One". Dans les années 1970, elle devient la chanteuse du groupe Meadow.Elle est choriste pour le chanteur canadien Leonard Cohen avant d'être engagée en 1979 par Ahmet Ertegün pour le label Atlantic Records.Elle sort son premier album, Branigan, en 1982. The Platinum Collection is an 18-song compilation including all the major hits as well as tracks such as "Silent Partners", Satisfaction," "All Night With Me," and "If You Loved Me," which were four relatively new additions to Branigan hits compilations. "Gloria" (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔːrja]) is a 1979 love song that became an international hit. 2. [9] In 2002, she performed twice as the "singing" Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis, before dropping out of the show. The original version was recorded a few months earlier, still in 1984, under the name of one of the song's co-writers "Raf" (Raffaele Riefoli), and held the West German number 2 spot during this time period; Branigan's version enjoyed more success outside of Raf's native Italy, hitting No. She was married to Laurence Ross Kruteck. Laura Branigan Yesterday at 3:06 PM No permission to use "Gloria," nor endorsement of him, past or prese ... nt, was granted to President Trump on behalf of Laura or Other Half Entertainment, her legacy management company, and we strongly and vehemently DO … The song was featured on episode No. The song has been used in Seth MacFarlane's animated TV series Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show, most notably in the latter show's episode "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" wherein the show's school principal, Wally Farquhar, in a matter possibly done as a nod to Branigan, begins singing "Angels We Have Heard on High" at a Christmas recital, then at the chorus segment, suddenly transformed it into a full-blown performance of "Gloria" with several students serving as backup dancers. In 1972 she met acoustic guitarist Walker Daniels and his future wife Sharon Storm, and acoustic guitarist Chris Van Cleave, forming the folk-rock band Meadow[14] In 1973 the group, with bass player Bob Valdez, released their debut album The Friend Ship,[15] featuring the singles When You Were Young, and Cane and Able, which featured the hook line "Throw away your cane and you are able". For her 1990 self-titled album, see, "Play Gloria" association with St. Louis Blues. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, then a record for a female artist, peaking at No. As a result, the song played whenever Cabe used his car in the episode, with Cabe singing it to himself at one point. When Laura Branigan started work on her first album, she was teamed with producer Greg Mathieson, who did the keyboards and arrangements on Tozzi's "Gloria." Branigan's legacy manager, Kathy Golik, responded to the video "It's absolutely appalling to hear 'Gloria' being played in the background of a widely-circulating video of Pres. The song appears as a cassette tape in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, both prequels set in the early 1980s. Laura Branigan Manager Calls Video of Trump Family Blasting 'Gloria' Before Right Wing D.C. The CD contains edited version (fades out early) of most songs. The bands Phish and Vampire Weekend, who were both holding concerts in St. Louis on the night of Game 7, performed covers of "Gloria" when they learned the Blues had won the Cup. Besides her duties as a jury member of this international musical competition, Branigan performed on Friday the 16th on the main stage for an audience who enthusiastically sang her greatest hits. Branigan's 1982 smash hit "Gloria" can be clearly heard playing in the background. Riots 'Absolutely Appalling' By Gil Kaufman. She scored a number one smash in 1982 with the power-pop ballad Gloria. The single I Believe was originally released on CD album in 1994.[29]. None of these three singles (or the B-side, "When") were included on her first album, but all four songs were eventually released on CD over 30 years later in 2014 as bonus cuts on a U.S. CD reissue of Branigan's first album. ", Gloria was heard playing again before a speech given by Trump in front of the border wall in Texas on January 12th, 2021. After the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals, on June 12, Y98 played "Gloria" again for 24 hours. Who was Laura Ann Branigan and where is she now? ~Kathy,Other Half Entertainment #PlayGloria". In a nod to her hit, Branigan's rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" performed on the Solid Gold Christmas special featured the background vocalists singing the name "Gloria", evoking both Branigan's signature song and the Latin refrain of the Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard on High. On Branigan's seventh and final studio album Over My Heart (August 17, 1993), the singer again produced (with Phil Ramone), and wrote and arranged. The album's closing track, a cover of Bryan Adams' "The Best Was Yet to Come," was produced and arranged by Branigan. [33], On April 18, 2019, Jain debuted a single titled "Gloria" that is not a cover, but a tribute to Branigan. [38], At the time, the Blues had the worst record in the league at 15–18–4, had fired head coach Mike Yeo, called up rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington from the minor leagues to replace struggling starter Jake Allen, and seemed bound for a lost season. Under new management and using different producers, Branigan took a more active role in her work and in the studio, seeing her return to dance floors with the Stock-Aitken-Waterman-produced track "Shattered Glass" written by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe, of the band Monsoon. "Gloria" was first released by the Italian pop singer Umberto Tozzi in 1979; his version was a hit in his home country and popular in other non-English-speaking countries in Europe. Laura’s version of “Gloria” was used in the 2006 popular video game, titled, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The album also includes '"Unison,"[25] which was the title track for Céline Dion's English debut CD in the same year. Louis. Branigan's sixth album, Laura Branigan (March 21, 1990), brought her back to the Hi-NRG charts and gay clubs with "Moonlight on Water", and she scored a top-30 adult contemporary hit with "Never in a Million Years." A gunman who opened fire on a crowd outside a landmark New York City cathedral Sunday afternoon was shot and killed by police, reports the New York Times. On Thursday, Kathy Golik , the legacy manager for Branigan, tweeted , " No permission to use 'Gloria,' nor endorsement of him, past or present, was granted to Pres. Ultimately, Branigan recorded an English re-invention of "Gloria" as a character study of, in her words, "a girl that's running too fast for her own steps", the cover lyrics of which were written by Trevor Veitch, the contractor for the Branigan album, to which he also contributed guitar work; while Branigan also did her part in co-writing of the cover song's lyrics. In february 1986 was invited for the first time to XXVII Festival Internacional De La Canción De Viña Del Mar in Chile, having a successful performance on the main stage and by television and thus increasing its popularity both in Chile and in the rest of Latin America. Between 1970 and 1972 Branigan attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City,[13] and worked as a waitress. [16][17] The record was not properly promoted and never re-released. Fox News host Tucker Carlson has mocked Dr. Jill Biden's honorific — more than once — but when his guest was non-medical doctor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the title tripped effortlessly from his tongue. Tozzi's "Gloria" is a love song,[1][3] as is the first English rendering of the song,[4] recorded by its original English-language lyricist, Jonathan King, in November 1979;[5] Tozzi later recorded and performed King's translated version of "Gloria". [7] The song's resurgence in popularity has led to Branigan's management getting numerous requests for live performances and public appearances, leading them to release a statement reminding the public that Branigan is deceased, as well as adding a note about this to her social media accounts. A Washington, prima dell'intervento di Trump dal palco, è stata proposta la cover cantata da Laura Branigan. Branigan refused to accept the medical prognosis, and left the music industry to devote her attention to him. 4 hit "Self Control". [42] From January 2019 the Blues would post a 30-10-5 record in the remaining games to finish at 45-28-9 and qualify for a playoff spot, eventually advancing to the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, the team’s first Stanley Cup Final since 1970, where they defeated the Boston Bruins in 7 games to win their first Stanley Cup. However, neither song was supported by a music video, and both stalled at the low end of the Hot 100 chart. Laura Branigan’s Love & Compassion For Others Laura Branigan’s entire life and career was about love, and touching people’s hearts. Branigan's fifth album Touch (released July 7, 1987) marked a change in her career. It was reported in the media that she had been experiencing headaches for several weeks before her death.[32]. Jacks members say they have trademarked "Play Gloria" and they have sold over 700 shirts bearing the phrase. One of the great joys in this world is listening to Laura Branigan’s song “Gloria” and just wondering was it something that they said or the voices in her head calling Gloria. Her ashes were scattered over Long Island Sound. [9] The strength and range of her voice actually impeded her career for several years while the label went through the process of categorizing her as a pop singer, and her 1981 single "Looking Out for Number One", from her unreleased album Silver Dreams, made a brief appearance on the U.S. dance chart, reaching No. Her signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single "Gloria", stayed on the U.S. [40], At the time, the Blues had the worst record in the league at 15–18–4, had fired head coach Mike Yeo, called up rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington from the minor leagues to replace struggling starter Jake Allen, and seemed bound for a lost season. As her stature grew, she attracted Grammy-winning producers including Phil Ramone, Richard Perry and David Kershenbaum. [6], Branigan's legacy manager and representative Kathy Golik has embraced the trend, with Branigan's verified Twitter page frequently posting support for the Blues, especially during their 2019 playoff run. Golik stayed in St. Louis and attended every game and watch party during the Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup run as Branigan's representative among the Blues fanbase[41] while discussing the trend with media outlets. Two songs included on the album began the careers for two then-unknowns: the English translation of "Solitaire" was the first major hit for songwriter Diane Warren, while the ballad "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" was the first major hit for its co-writer, Michael Bolton. It is the second song on that album. The dramatic turnaround in the Blues' fortunes following their adoption of "Gloria" led to it being embraced as their new victory anthem. In 1979, after a chance meeting with manager Sid Bernstein on her return from Europe, Branigan was signed by Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. She was also a big supporter of […] Mercoledì 6 gennaio, nel comizio che ha preceduto l'assalto al Congresso, gli altoparlanti hanno diffuso le note della canzone incisa dall'artista italiano nel 1979. She also contributed songs to motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack (1983), and the Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984). [50] Forbes described "Gloria" as an "unlikely championship anthem" and noted that the Blues' Stanley Cup victory could permanently alter the meaning and legacy of the song, with it becoming forever associated with the St. Louis Blues and ice hockey in general. In 1984, she reached number one in Canada and Germany with the U.S. No. The gathering then became an annual tradition. 1995. My voice isn't anything like Janis Joplin's, and there were 19 of her songs in the show. 1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart. A 1982 cover version by American singer Laura Branigan sold over two million singles in the United States. "[26] Branigan's remake of "Gloria" was co-produced by White with Greg Mathieson, who had been the arranger of, and the keyboardist on Tozzi's original song, while also being the primary keyboardist on the Branigan album. becoming both a meme and victory chant for Blues fans. [80], Jo Vally recorded a Flemish rendering of "Gloria" for his 2012 album Zingt zuiderse klassiekers; the track reached number 15 on the Ultratop chart. [35], NHL team St. Louis Blues began using Laura Branigan's cover version of "Gloria" as its unofficial victory song when they went on a franchise-record 11-game winning streak during the 2018–19 season. [5], Branigan and her music saw renewed popularity and public interest in 2019 in the US after "Gloria" was adopted by the NHL's St. Louis Blues as their unofficial victory song while they completed a historic mid-season turnaround to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, leading to the song entering ice hockey lore as an "unlikely championship anthem". [49] Golik has also stated her belief that Branigan and "Gloria" "will forever be intertwined" with the Blues and the city of St. Her chart success began to wane as the decade closed and after her last two albums Laura Branigan (1990) and Over My Heart (1993) garnered little attention, she generally retired from public life for the rest of the 1990s. 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Branigan's maternal grandparents were William O'Hare, Jr. (son of William John O'Hare and Agnes B. O'Connor) and Mary Conway (daughter of Francis J. Conway and Mary Teresa McGuiness). [46][47] "Gloria" would also re-enter the Billboard charts in the wake of the Blues' championship, landing at #46 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart for the week of June 22, 2019. To see them win and to hear that song blaring and coming up in the arena and looking around and seeing people singing out as loud as they can, cheering and having a good time, it’s indescribable what that’s like.”[49]. Laura Branigan’s legacy manager said this week that it was “absolutely appalling” to see the Trump family listening to the late pop singer’s hit song “Gloria” ahead of the Capitol riot on Wednesday.“It’s absolutely appalling to hear ‘Gloria’ being played in the background of a widely circulating video of Pres. In December 1978 after meeting him at a party in Manhattan, New York City earlier in the year,[18] Branigan married Larry Ross Kruteck (1936–1996), a lawyer, who died of colon cancer on June 15, 1996.[9][19]. [45] Golik noted that streams of "Gloria" have surged across all platforms and this has had a "trickle down" effect to the rest of Branigan's catalog, with her other hit songs such as "Self Control", "Solitare" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" seeing significant upticks in streams and downloads during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.