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Was “Tell It To My Heart” Taylor Dayne’s best song?

I know “Love Will Lead You Back” was her biggest song and her only number 1, but it doesn’t have the replay value or life that Tell It To My Heart does. This song never died and never will. It still gets airplay.

I love this song. So much fun. So much energy. It makes you wanna move.

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by Anonymousreply 66Last Friday at 6:55 PM

No. “Where Does That Boy Hang Out” was her best song.

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by Anonymousreply 109/15/2020

I loved Taylor Dayne and never understood why she didn't do more.

by Anonymousreply 209/15/2020

Most under-rated Taylor Dayne song.

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by Anonymousreply 309/15/2020

I love a song that never dies because they are so rare. Like "Let the music play " by Shannon

by Anonymousreply 409/15/2020

R2 because she never produced another hit after her 1990 album.

Her next album was in 1993 and the singles placed at 20, 50, and 103.

After that none of her singles ever charged again.

by Anonymousreply 509/15/2020

She released a song this year that flopped

by Anonymousreply 609/15/2020

Heart of Stone

by Anonymousreply 709/15/2020

“Tell It To My Heart” was pretty much Taylor Dayne’s only song. I had the album and did listen to it for a while but can't remember any other songs from her.

by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

The song she released 2 months ago. She’s going for a retro 80s pop sound

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by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

I like “I’ll be your shelter“

And her cover of “Can’t get enough of your love”

by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

R8 you must have lived under a rock in 1990 if you didn’t hear this one.

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by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

“With Every Beat of My Heart” was a pretty great song. The video was odd because it tried to make Taylor look very black and white glam - with her face seen only fleetingly and shot in very soft focus from a block away. It seemed like she was trying to appear almost Madonna like, but it didn’t work so well. Bet Taylor gets the last laugh now.

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by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

R11, at that point I was deep into Depeche Mode, The Cure, Nick Cave and such. I probably turned off the radio when this schmaltz fest was on.

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

Yes, R5, that WAS my point.

She had a very strong voice.

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by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

Her music epitomized late 80s/early 90s easy listening "Lite FM" secretary music. That genre was so popular at the time and it was so bland and boring. Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada were a couple of others in that genre.

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

It took a while between the release of her second and third albums. By the time the 3rd album came out the dance/pop market had pretty much died. I had a friend back then who attended a show she did in 1993 or so on a Tuesday night at the Nectarine Ballroom in Ann Arbor (Tuesday was the lightly attended gay night there). He reported she looked dismayed at the small turnout and only did a couple of songs, ending with "I'll be Your Shelter" which she grudgingly introduced with "Anyone want to hear "Shelter"?" to no response.

by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

[quote] on a Tuesday night at the Nectarine Ballroom in Ann Arbor

Better known as the Vaseline Ballroom...

by Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

Clive Davis wrote in his memoir that she wanted to write her own songs but he flat out told her that she wasn't a good songwriter. She insisted that her next album have her own songs on it, so he grudgingly let her do it and the album bombed. That was the end of her career.

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by Anonymousreply 2009/15/2020

It was her ONLY song.


by Anonymousreply 2109/15/2020

No. And I hate her black voice. So forced and annoying.

by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020

I had no idea she was a Jewish girl from Long Island. I thought she was a big black bad mama jama.

by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020

My favorite of all, R20!

Awesome, powerful song.

by Anonymousreply 2409/15/2020

Another vote for Prove Your Love. I think she would have fit nicely into the dance/freestyle scene if she was around a few years earlier. Her voice was wasted on shitty ballads.

by Anonymousreply 2509/15/2020

She had some dance floor success in the late 90’s with singles Naked Without You, Whatever You Want and Planet Love being remixed by some of the big names of that era (Thunderpuss, Soul Solution and Friburn & Urik).

by Anonymousreply 2609/15/2020

TITMH had the gayest video of all time. There was no way those two twinks were interested in her and her 90 pound-hair.

They also couldn't dance.

by Anonymousreply 2709/15/2020

With all that hair in the "Tell It To My Heart" video, she reminds me of Aslan.

I don't mind "Don't Rush Me" and "I'll Be Your Shelter", but she's never really been a favourite. Someone who I don't think anything bad of, but doesn't really do it for me either.

by Anonymousreply 2809/15/2020

I hate Taylor Dayne’s “singing” voice.

I think Taylor Dayne is the worst female singer of the 20th century.

She is the female equivalent of Robert Goulet.

by Anonymousreply 2909/15/2020

I never really noticed how big her mouth was. But still love quite a few of her songs. I wonder what her story is. She has 3 kids by surrogate and never married.

by Anonymousreply 3009/16/2020

She went from racially ambiguous wild hair Gypsy chic to full on skinny straight blonde haired nosejob WASP seemingly overnight

by Anonymousreply 3109/16/2020

Does this song make your saggy titties flap around while you move Edwin?

by Anonymousreply 3209/16/2020

R13 She had a good bunch of top 10 hits including a number one on billboard hot 100.

Anyway Tell it to my heart was her only hit in my country (and there's even an spanish version of the song )

by Anonymousreply 3309/16/2020

[quote] I had no idea she was a Jewish girl from Long Island.

Yeah when someone’s “name” is something preposterous like Taylor Dayne, betting odds are her real name is something like Shiela Lipschitz.

by Anonymousreply 3409/16/2020

Taylor AKA Leslie Wunderman. A friend was her personal assistant in LA for a while. Apparently a bit cuckoo.

When I lived in Boston, these two hispanic queens worked at the white hen, a local version of 7-11. They always worked the same shifts together wearing homemade Taylor Dane merch and would sometimes ask people at checkout 'are you a fan of taylor dane?' Can you imagine?

by Anonymousreply 3509/16/2020

Luff huh.

by Anonymousreply 3609/16/2020

C&C filled the Roxy dancefloor with this.

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by Anonymousreply 3709/16/2020

Isn't real name something like Leslie Ambrovitz?

by Anonymousreply 3809/16/2020

[quote]wearing homemade Taylor Dane merch

Isn’t that an oxymoron?

by Anonymousreply 3909/16/2020

The mouth on this broad.

The last time there was anything that gaping, Sarah Huckabee Saunders' gynecologist was staggering away from it shrieking "My eyes!"

by Anonymousreply 4009/16/2020

Honest to go the first time I saw Taylor Dayne in the Tell It To My Heart video I thought she was a drag queen.

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by Anonymousreply 4109/16/2020

R41 a drag queen would have hired better back-up dancers. The way they fuck up the synchronized shimmy is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 4209/16/2020

No one thought she was a drag queen in 1987. Many chicks rocked huge hair and too much makeup then. Please stop pushing modern day views on the past

by Anonymousreply 4309/16/2020

Love Will Lead You Back was her best.

by Anonymousreply 4409/16/2020

She had a powerful voice but sang like she had a cold

by Anonymousreply 4509/16/2020

A younger, prettier girl from Long Island who was a better singer and songwriter came along in June 1990.

Bye Taylor

by Anonymousreply 4609/16/2020

[quote]No one thought she was a drag queen in 1987. Many chicks rocked huge hair and too much makeup then. Please stop pushing modern day views on the past

I WAS around back then and I thought she was a drag queen. Granted, I was about 11 years old. But she looked mannish to me.

by Anonymousreply 4709/16/2020

Taylor's career died so that Anastacia's could live.

by Anonymousreply 4809/16/2020

R48 That doesn't make sense. First because Taylor was long gone when Anastacia appeared and second because Anastacia never had the success that Taylor had in the USA

by Anonymousreply 4909/16/2020

From Clive Davis:

[quote]Taylor Dayne: another failed auteur. “Taylor fell victim to her ambition to be a songwriter.” Many years later, “she wrote me a long letter, saying how deeply she regretted not listening to me years ago,” but he felt sad, knowing that “too much time, too many years had elapsed for Top 40 to be a realistic goal.”

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by Anonymousreply 5009/16/2020

No makeup, from the 80s.

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by Anonymousreply 5109/16/2020

I read she hated that look but it is so Longuyland

by Anonymousreply 5209/16/2020

i think dont rush me is one of her best

by Anonymousreply 5309/16/2020

I've heard the Clive Davis argument about her songwriting being the cause of her cooling off and it's bullshit. The lead off single was C&C Music Factory update of CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE BABE. Which was great and probably very very expensive for Arista. Only reached #20 in the U.S. despite being played on VH1 a lot. Album peaked at 51 in the U.S. That's a flop out of the gate.

The third album also included TWO Dianne Warren songs (who had written Love will Lead You Back). And another song called SEND ME A LOVER that sounds like a surefire adult contemporary hit to me, even though it wasn't. Celine Dion went on to do a cover (or did it first, not sure). The other songs are Taylor Dayne co-written but there were still four expensive songs she didn't write that didn't make a dent. There is also a Jim Steinman song Original Sin that was either bumped from the album or was just part of The Shadow soundtrack from the same year. (Not one of his best).

Kind of like Cyndi Lauper and Paula Abdul, there was just zero interest in that third album after smash hit 1st and 2nd albums that had long runs on the chart. If there had been interest, it would have sold some copies for a few weeks supported by the leadoff single and then faded away.

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by Anonymousreply 5409/16/2020

The music business had changed dramatically by '93. Most 80s artists couldn't get play in the early 90s after grunge and hip hop took over. Only the really big A list acts like Madonna and Whitney were able to make the transition from the 80s to the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 5509/16/2020

That chick has a big ass mouth

by Anonymousreply 5609/17/2020

I think Taylor Dayne is "Popcorn" on the new season of Masked Singer.

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by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 5:32 PM

Bingo, R57. Well done.

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by Anonymousreply 59Last Friday at 5:44 PM

Anastacia is her long lost 90's twin.

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by Anonymousreply 60Last Friday at 5:58 PM

Taylor Dayne and Expose had almost identical careers. Debut album had 4 top 10 hits. 2nd album had 3 top10 hits and 1 top 20 hit. Three year gap before third album, which flopped. First single was top 20 for Taylor, top 30 for Expose. Expose fared a little better six months later with the second single, which oddly was the b-side to the first single. Both released greatest hit albums two years later. Both on Arista's label.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Friday at 6:10 PM

R43 You nothing Edwin, go sit your fat ass down!

by Anonymousreply 62Last Friday at 6:15 PM

R19, Clive Davis also elaborated that she wrote him a letter after she left Arista suggesting that they make music his way again. He realized that the ship had sailed & declined. Her ego bit the hand that fed her--fed her very well. Since leaving Davis, his guidance & Arista her career has remained on the state fair & pride event circuit. She's been lucky to get a few club hits, but nothing has ever matched the pop altitude she had when her material was being chosen & produced for her. I really think we'd be thinking about Taylor Dayne much differently now if she had played the game for a few more years by letting the hit making machine that made her keep doing so until she had enough clout to afford a few failed personal projects. Silly girl.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Friday at 6:28 PM

I don't know, R63. You had La Bouche, Gina G, Amber and all those God awful, albeit younger, mid 90s dance artists, then the Lilith Fair crowd, then Britney and Christina. Even with Clive's help, I think Taylor would've become a has been.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Friday at 6:39 PM

We had a gaggle of strong-voiced women delivering gay softcore porn and it was good.

The 90s took pride in stomping out fitness in favor of beefy health.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Friday at 6:52 PM

Yeah, Taylor Dayne was not too smart. She should've listened to Clive and trusted his judgement, it probably would've given her a few more years of hits and a pile of $$$.

As crazy and drug fucked as Whitney was, she was aware enough to know that Clive was excellent at choosing the right material to record. She never rebelled against it.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Friday at 6:55 PM
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