Dan Hartman is tagged as: disco, 80s, pop, dance, soft rock
Dan Hartman (born Dan Earl Hartman, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, December 8, 1950 - March 22, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Best known for the hits Relight My Fire, Instant Replay, We Are The Young and I Can Dream About You.
He joined his first band, The Legends, at the age of 13, with his brother Dave. Hartman played keyboards and wrote much of the band’s music. The band released several records but none were hits. He joined The Edgar Winter Group and played on three of their albums; Dan wrote the band’s second biggest pop hit Free Ride in 1972. He launched a solo career in 1976.
In 1978 Hartman reached number-one on the Dance chart with the single “Instant Replay”, which crossed over to #29 on Billboard’s Hot 100; musicians Hartman worked with on the associated album include Vinnie Vincent and G.E. Smith. This was followed by his second chart topper on the Dance charts with “Relight My Fire” (1979). Both tracks are considered by many to be anthems of the disco era. There was also a cover version of Instant Replay which was a one-hit wonder for a boy duo called Yell! (Paul Varney and Daniel James) in January 1990.
He was back in the charts yet again with the top-10 single “I Can Dream About...
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