Timeline

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1976

Carole Bayer Sager’s career contains some of the most popular and successful songs ever written, starting with Leo Sayer’s era-defining recording of “When I Need You,” a Hot 100 number one and worldwide hit.

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HITS OF THE 70s

YEARTrackArtistSongwriter(s)
1976When I Need YouLeo Sayer
Sager / Hammond
1977Break It To Me GentlyAretha FranklinSager / Hamlisch
1978Don’t Cry Out LoudMelissa ManchesterSager / Allen
1978Heart BreakerDolly PartonSager / Wolfert
1979I’d Rather Leave While I’m In LoveRita CoolidgeSager / Allen

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1981

“Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” recorded by Christopher Cross, won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

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HITS OF THE 80s

YEARTrackArtistSongwriter(s)
1980It’s My TurnDiana Ross
Sager / Masser
1981Arthur’s Theme
(Best That You Can Do)
Christopher CrossSager / Allen / Bacharach / Cross
1982HeartlightNeil DiamondSager / Bacharach / Diamond
1986On My OwnPatti LaBelle &
Michael McDonald
Sager / Bacharach
1987Love PowerDionne Warwick &
Jeffrey Osborne
Sager / Bacharach

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1999

Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s recording of “The Prayer” achieved a Grammy and Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win.

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HITS OF THE 90s

YEARTrackArtistSongwriter(s)
1994Look What Love has DonePatty Smyth
Sager / Ingram / Newton-Howard / Smyth
1998Looking Through Your EyesLeAnn RhimesSager / Foster
1999The PrayerCeline Dion &
Andrea Bocelli
Sager / Foster

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2003

Carole and Babyface wrote “Try It On My Own,” for Whitney Houston’, which went on to  #5 on the charts.

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HITS OF THE 2000s

YEARTrackArtistSongwriter(s)
2001You Are My LifeMichael Jackson
Sager / Edmonds / Jackson / McClain
2002Try It On My OwnWhitney HoustonSager / Edmonds / Simmonds / Walton
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