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.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Friday at 6:55 PM|
No. “Where Does That Boy Hang Out” was her best song.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/15/2020|
I loved Taylor Dayne and never understood why she didn't do more.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/15/2020|
Most under-rated Taylor Dayne song.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/15/2020|
I love a song that never dies because they are so rare. Like "Let the music play " by Shannon
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||09/15/2020|
She released a song this year that flopped
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/15/2020|
“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 Anonymous||reply 8||09/15/2020|
The song she released 2 months ago. She’s going for a retro 80s pop sound
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/15/2020|
I like “I’ll be your shelter“
And her cover of “Can’t get enough of your love”
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/15/2020|
R8 you must have lived under a rock in 1990 if you didn’t hear this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/15/2020|
“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.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||09/15/2020|
Yes, R5, that WAS my point.
She had a very strong voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||09/15/2020|
[quote] on a Tuesday night at the Nectarine Ballroom in Ann Arbor
Better known as the Vaseline Ballroom...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/15/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/15/2020|
No. And I hate her black voice. So forced and annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/15/2020|
I had no idea she was a Jewish girl from Long Island. I thought she was a big black bad mama jama.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||09/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||09/16/2020|
She went from racially ambiguous wild hair Gypsy chic to full on skinny straight blonde haired nosejob WASP seemingly overnight
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/16/2020|
Does this song make your saggy titties flap around while you move Edwin?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||09/16/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 34||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||09/16/2020|
C&C filled the Roxy dancefloor with this.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/16/2020|
Isn't real name something like Leslie Ambrovitz?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/16/2020|
[quote]wearing homemade Taylor Dane merch
Isn’t that an oxymoron?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||09/16/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/16/2020|
R41 a drag queen would have hired better back-up dancers. The way they fuck up the synchronized shimmy is hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||09/16/2020|
Love Will Lead You Back was her best.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/16/2020|
She had a powerful voice but sang like she had a cold
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/16/2020|
A younger, prettier girl from Long Island who was a better singer and songwriter came along in June 1990.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/16/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 47||09/16/2020|
Taylor's career died so that Anastacia's could live.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||09/16/2020|
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.”
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/16/2020|
I read she hated that look but it is so Longuyland
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/16/2020|
i think dont rush me is one of her best
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/16/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||09/16/2020|
That chick has a big ass mouth
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/17/2020|
I think Taylor Dayne is "Popcorn" on the new season of Masked Singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Friday at 5:32 PM|
Anastacia is her long lost 90's twin.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 61||Last Friday at 6:10 PM|
R43 You nothing Edwin, go sit your fat ass down!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 63||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 64||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 65||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 66||Last Friday at 6:55 PM|