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    Boy Meets Girl

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    2Someone's Got To Send Out Love lyrics
    3Hoshi Hotel lyrics
    4Paradise Beach lyrics
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    6Toi Inori lyrics
    7Stormy Love lyrics
    8No Apologies lyrics
    9Subarashii Tomo lyrics
    10If You Run lyrics

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    1Children [2005]
    2Boy Meets Girl
    3Boy Meets Girl
    4Reel Life [1988]


    The members of Boy Meets Girl, George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, wrote and composed a number of songs for other artists. Most famous are their two number one hits written for Whitney Houston, "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)." They also wrote the songs "Don't Tell Me We Have Nothing" and "Haunting Me" for Deniece Williams and the song "I Know You By Heart," which Bette Midler performed on the Beaches soundtrack. The duo also performed backing vocals on Deniece Williams's number one hit, "Let's Hear It For The Boy." Merrill also sang backing vocals on Bette Midler's Some People's Lives album.
    The duo's first album as a recording act was self-titled, and its lead-off song, "Oh Girl," a bitter tale of a failed relationship was released as a single by A&M Records. The song reached #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in May 1985. The Boy Meets Girl album peaked at #76 on the album charts.
    Three years later, the group released their follow-up album, Reel Life, which featured the single "Waiting for a Star to Fall." With this selection, after years of writing and composing songs for other artists, the duo earned mainstream success in their own right. In the United States, "Waiting For a Star to Fall" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[1] The song reached #9 in the UK[2] and was also a top ten Australian hit in April 1989. It was featured in the movie Three Men and a Little Lady. Reportedly, the song was inspired by an actual falling star that Merrill and Rubicam had seen at one of Whitney Houston's concerts at the Greek Theatre. The duo submitted the song to Houston for consideration on her next album, but her producer at the time, Clive Davis, rejected it. The song was also recorded by Belinda Carlisle for her 1987 release Heaven On Earth at the insistence of her label. But Carlisle disliked the song, and she ultimately refused to include it on the album, though it has circulated in her trading circles for years on a disc of that album's outtakes.
    In the early-2000s, the couple, who had married during the 1980s, divorced, but continued their musical collaboration. In 2003, they released their fourth album, The Wonderground, on their own label, and arranged for RCA Records to re-release their two RCA albums. Their debut album recorded for A&M Records was also re-released. In the works are new versions of the demonstration tapes they originally recorded for Whitney Houston. The various artists album Number One With a Bullet also contains their original demo tape for "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)."

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