Laura Branigan started
out in the early 1970's as a member of the band Meadow,
which did release a single album in 1973 called
Friend Ship. After Meadow split, Branigan
managed to remain in the music industry as a back up
singer, until she landed a record deal with Atlantic
Records in 1979.
Initially, Branigan released several
singles, none of which were great successes nor included
on any future album. Her first studio album
(1982), was a big success, featuring the hit song
"Gloria". Her follow up release,
(1983), also did very well, featuring two hit songs:
"Solitaire" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"
(penned by Michael Bolton). The hits kept coming.
Her 1984 release,
brought us the international hit title track in addition
to "The Lucky One" and "Ti Amo", while
Hold Me (1985)
brought us "Spanish Eddie" and "I Found Someone"
(another Michael Bolton song). Her last album of
featured the hit songs "Shattered Glass", "Power of
Love", and the adult contemporary hit "Cry Wolf".
Branigan released two
more studio albums in the early 1990's, but her heyday
was over. She was still in demand outside of the
USA in the 1990's, and she continued touring the world.
It is worth mentioning that Branigan was also a an
actress, making guest appearances on 80's shows like
Knight Rider, Automan, and CHiPs. Branigan died in
2004 from a brain aneurysm. The Laura Branigan
Discography is as follows:1982: Branigan
1983: Branigan 2
1984: Self Control
1985: Hold Me
1988: The Best of Laura Branigan
1990: Laura Branigan
1992: The Very Best of Laura Branigan
1993: Over My Heart
1995: The Best of Branigan
2002: The Essentials
2006: The Platinum Collection
2010: Shine On: The Ultimate Collection