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Bruce Roberts

Pop songwriter Bruce Roberts released his self-titled debut album on Elektra Records in 1977. But he became more successful penning songs for others, starting that same year, when the comic "You're Movin' Out Today," co-written with Carole Bayer Sager and Bette Midler, became a chart single for Midler. Roberts then began writing songs for movie soundtracks. With Paul Jabara and Bob Esty, he wrote "The Main Event/Fight," a Top Ten hit for Barbra Streisand and the theme for her movie, The Main Event, in 1979. He and Jabara followed with "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," which Streisand and Donna Summer took to number one later that year. Roberts, Sager, and Burt Bacharach enjoyed a Top 40 hit with Roberta Flack's recording of the theme from the movie Making Love in 1982. By the mid-'80s, Roberts was writing with Andy Goldmark, and the two came up with Top 40 hits for Jermaine Jackson ("Dynamite," 1984), Jeffrey Osborne ("You Should Be Mine [The Woo Woo Song]," 1986), and Jennifer Rush (with Elton John; "Flames of Paradise," 1987). Roberts' second solo album, Intimacy, on which he was joined by John, Luther Vandross, k.d. lang, Ashford & Simpson, and All-4-One, among others, was released in 1995.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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