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* ShoutOut: The chorus of "Pure Love" mentions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap%27n_Crunch Cap'n Crunch]] and references an old Ivory Soap slogan ("99 and 44/100 percent pure love").

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* ShoutOut: The chorus of "Pure Love" mentions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap%27n_Crunch references both Cap'n Crunch]] Crunch cereal and references an the old Ivory Soap soap slogan ("99 "99 and 44/100 percent pure love").pure".


* Main/TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In-universe example with his 1979 No. 1 hit "Nobody Likes Sad Songs." The song is about a one-time superstar who begins singing almost exclusively heartbreak ballads instead of the "happy" songs that built his career, and it results in him losing his entire fan base. (Not uncoincidentally, his stylistic change comes at the same time as he was enduring a bitter breakup with his significant other.) An attempt to salvage his downspiraling career by reintroducing his uptempo songs into his act fails miserably, and he is eventually fired from his tour.

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* Main/TheyChangedItNowItSucks: TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In-universe example with his 1979 No. 1 hit "Nobody Likes Sad Songs." The song is about a one-time superstar who begins singing almost exclusively heartbreak ballads instead of the "happy" songs that built his career, and it results in him losing his entire fan base. (Not uncoincidentally, his stylistic change comes at the same time as he was enduring a bitter breakup with his significant other.) An attempt to salvage his downspiraling career by reintroducing his uptempo songs into his act fails miserably, and he is eventually fired from his tour.


* TheyChagnedItNowItSucks: In-universe example with his 1979 No. 1 hit "Nobody Likes Sad Songs." The song is about a one-time superstar who begins singing almost exclusively heartbreak ballads instead of the "happy" songs that built his career, and it results in him losing his entire fan base. (Not uncoincidentally, his stylistic change comes at the same time as he was enduring a bitter breakup with his significant other.) An attempt to salvage his downspiraling career by reintroducing his uptempo songs into his act fails miserably, and he is eventually fired from his tour.

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* TheyChagnedItNowItSucks: Main/TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In-universe example with his 1979 No. 1 hit "Nobody Likes Sad Songs." The song is about a one-time superstar who begins singing almost exclusively heartbreak ballads instead of the "happy" songs that built his career, and it results in him losing his entire fan base. (Not uncoincidentally, his stylistic change comes at the same time as he was enduring a bitter breakup with his significant other.) An attempt to salvage his downspiraling career by reintroducing his uptempo songs into his act fails miserably, and he is eventually fired from his tour.

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* TheyChagnedItNowItSucks: In-universe example with his 1979 No. 1 hit "Nobody Likes Sad Songs." The song is about a one-time superstar who begins singing almost exclusively heartbreak ballads instead of the "happy" songs that built his career, and it results in him losing his entire fan base. (Not uncoincidentally, his stylistic change comes at the same time as he was enduring a bitter breakup with his significant other.) An attempt to salvage his downspiraling career by reintroducing his uptempo songs into his act fails miserably, and he is eventually fired from his tour.


* RearrangeTheSong: ''Ronnie Milsap Sings His Best for Capitol Records'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Averted with ''40 #1 Hits'' which contains the original RCA recordings despite being released by Virgin Records.

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''Ronnie Milsap Sings His Best for Capitol Records'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Averted with ''40 #1 Hits'' which contains the original RCA recordings despite being released by Virgin Records.Records.
** His 2019 album ''Duets'' features re-recordings of his hits with other popular country artists.


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* VocalEvolution: His voice sounds considerably aged and weak on the 2019 album ''Duets''.


* AdvertisedExtra: Inverted on "Old Folks", which features guest vocals from co-writer Mike Reid. Reid sings most of the song himself, with Milsap singing only one verse and some harmony.

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Inverted on "Old Folks", which features guest vocals from co-writer Mike Reid. Reid sings most of the song himself, with Milsap singing only one verse and some harmony.harmony.
** Played straight with "You Don't Know My Love", which gave full credit to the backing vocals provided by Jypsi.
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** He had several double-A-sides: "I Hate You"/"All Together Now, Let's Fall Apart" (1973), "Back on My Mind Again"/"Santa Barbara" (1979), "My Heart"/"Silent Night (After the Fight)" (1980), "Cowboys and Clowns"/"Misery Loves Company" (also 1980), and "Inside"/"Carolina Dreams" (1982).
** "In No Time at All" was shipped to country radio in 1979, while its B-side "Get It Up" was sent to pop radio instead. Later on, the same thing happened with "Prisoner of the Highway" and "She Loves My Car".



* BreakupSong: "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World".

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"I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World".World". They're breaking up, but he has no regrets.
** "Button Off My Shirt". They're broken up, but he doesn't care because he just sees her as an "everyday distraction".



* NotChristianRock: "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" is often seen as having a Christian message despite not being explicitly so. This interpretation was probably fueled by the fact that Music/AmyGrant also recorded it.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: "A Woman in Love" and "All Is Fair in Love and War" are twangier and more traditional than his usual pop fare.
* NotChristianRock: "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" is often seen as having a Christian message despite not being explicitly so. This interpretation was probably fueled by the fact that Music/AmyGrant Amy Grant also recorded it.


* ShoutOut: "Pure Love" contains the lyric "99 and 44/100 percent pure love", a reference to an old Ivory Soap slogan.

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* ShoutOut: The chorus of "Pure Love" contains the lyric "99 mentions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap%27n_Crunch Cap'n Crunch]] and references an old Ivory Soap slogan ("99 and 44/100 percent pure love", a reference to an old Ivory Soap slogan.love").


* ChristmasSongs: ''Christmas with Ronnie Milsap'' was issued in 1986.



* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Became a frequent presenter on country award shows, and would usually lift up his shades and pretend to read the winner's card.

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* SelfDeprecatingHumor: RecordProducer: The vast majority of his albums were produced by Tom Collins and Rob Galbraith.
* SelfDeprecation:
Became a frequent presenter on country award shows, and would usually lift up his shades and pretend to read the winner's card. card.
* ShoutOut: "Pure Love" contains the lyric "99 and 44/100 percent pure love", a reference to an old Ivory Soap slogan.


North Carolinian Ronnie Milsap (1943-) was born blind, but that didn't stop him from being a juggernaut of the CountryMusic scene in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]]. In just under 25 years, he scored 35 number-one hits on the country music charts, including several major crossovers: "It Was Almost Like a Song", "Smoky Mountain Rain", "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me", "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World", "Any Day Now" and "Stranger in My House" all made top 40 on the pop and AC formats.

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North Carolinian Ronnie Lee Milsap (1943-) (born January 16, 1943) was born blind, but that didn't stop him from being a juggernaut of the CountryMusic scene in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]]. In just under 25 years, he scored 35 number-one hits on the country music charts, including several major crossovers: "It Was Almost Like a Song", "Smoky Mountain Rain", "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me", "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World", "Any Day Now" and "Stranger in My House" all made top 40 on the pop and AC formats.

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* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Became a frequent presenter on country award shows, and would usually lift up his shades and pretend to read the winner's card.


He began his career in the [[TheSixties 1960s]] as a session musician, including some keyboard and backing vocal work for ElvisPresley. After a couple minor hits, he broke through in 1974 with the number one hit "Pure Love", written by the equally poppy EddieRabbitt. From then until 1992, every single he released peaked no lower than #6 on the country charts, and almost every release between 1980 and 1984 got pop airplay as well. 1992's "All Is Fair in Love and War" broke the streak, and after that, he exited Creator/RCARecords and never had a hit again. Nonetheless, he continues to perform and record to this day. Many of his songs were co-written by former Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Mike Reid, who also sang a duet vocal on the 1988 hit "Old Folks".

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He began his career in the [[TheSixties 1960s]] as a session musician, including some keyboard and backing vocal work for ElvisPresley.Music/ElvisPresley. After a couple minor hits, he broke through in 1974 with the number one hit "Pure Love", written by the equally poppy EddieRabbitt. From then until 1992, every single he released peaked no lower than #6 on the country charts, and almost every release between 1980 and 1984 got pop airplay as well. 1992's "All Is Fair in Love and War" broke the streak, and after that, he exited Creator/RCARecords and never had a hit again. Nonetheless, he continues to perform and record to this day. Many of his songs were co-written by former Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Mike Reid, who also sang a duet vocal on the 1988 hit "Old Folks".


* RearrangeTheSong: ''Ronnie Milsap Sings His Best for Capitol Records'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Oddly averted with ''40 #1 Hits'' which contains the original RCA recordings despite being released by Virgin Records.

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* RearrangeTheSong: ''Ronnie Milsap Sings His Best for Capitol Records'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Oddly averted Averted with ''40 #1 Hits'' which contains the original RCA recordings despite being released by Virgin Records.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Inverted on "Old Folks", which features guest vocals from co-writer Mike Reid. Reid sings most of the song himself, with Milsap singing only one verse and some harmony.


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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Still Losing You" has a 30 second instrumental open.


* NotChristianRock: "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" is often seen as having a Christian message despite not being explicitly so. This interpretation was probably fueled by the fact that AmyGrant also recorded it.

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* NotChristianRock: "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" is often seen as having a Christian message despite not being explicitly so. This interpretation was probably fueled by the fact that AmyGrant Music/AmyGrant also recorded it.

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