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Dan Hill (born Daniel Hill Jr., 3 June 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. He had two major hits with his songs, “Sometimes When We Touch” and “Can’t We Try,” a duet with Vonda Shepard.

Hill is the son of social scientist and public servant, Daniel G. Hill, and brother of the author, Lawrence Hill.

One of his songs was “It’s a Long Road” (Written by Jerry Goldsmith) which he recorded for the 1982 action movie First Blood. In 1985, he was one of the many Canadian performers to appear on the benefit single “Tears Are Not Enough” by Northern Lights. Although he had many hits in his native Canada, further singles did not fare as well in America.

In 1987, Hill returned to the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the Top 40 hit “Can’t We Try”, a duet with the then-unknown Vonda Shepard, as well as the near Top 40 hit “Never Thought (That I Could Love)”.

A road trip to a Dan Hill concert was the subject of the 1994 Canadian comedy film South of Wawa.

In 2007 he is touring with the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe.

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