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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Eldra Patrick DeBarge was born the fifth of eight brothers and sixth of ten DeBarge family members. In 1972, newly divorced from her abusive husband, El's mother Etterlene moved her children from Detroit to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Like his siblings, El participated in the local church choir and was labeled a child prodigy thanks to his skills as a vocalist and a keyboardist and years of private study with music educator Ricky Callier. Later, he, Mark, Randy and Bunny formed DeBarge in 1979 (James joined three years later just before his high school graduation).
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Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- LyricsThere he goes, he drives me crazy
When he says...(Hee-eere's Johnny!)
That's his job, it's so amazing
All he says is...(Hee-eere's Johnny!)
I never miss a moment when he's on the tube
- LyricsWhen it feels like the world is on your shoulders
And all of the madness has got you going crazy
It's time to get out step out into the street
Where all of the action is right there at your feet
Well I know a place where we can dance all night away
- I Like It - (3:50) - 463 plays
- LyricsOh baby, oh yeah
Just wanna lay right here with you
Baby, I just wanna lay with you
I know you have work but I would love for you
To stay with me for a little while longer
- LyricsI had some problems and no one could seem to solve them.
But you found the answer.
You told me to take this chance and learn the ways of love,
My baby, and all that it has to offer.
In time you will see that love won't let you down.
- It's Got to Be Real - (3:57) - 241 plays
- Dindi - (4:58) - 237 plays
- Love Always - (5:23) - 208 plays
- Second Chance - (3:39) - 211 plays
- Where Is My Love? - (5:37) - 193 plays