Post by Pet Shop Boy on Aug 21, 2004 16:23:01 GMT -5
From Tina's last studio album (to date, has she entirely quite the biz, or just stopped touring?) 'Twenty-Four Seven'. Tina stated that she wanted to get back to songs that would get played on Radio, rather than produce dated, throwback material. However, to me this was pretty retro. I liked it though. Didn't do much in America, moderate dance hit, a bit of Adult Play and that was it, but it hit #10 in the UK, her first top ten since 1995's 'Goldeneye'.
It was interesting. Her & Dianna Ross made comebacks at similar times. Diana had a bigger hit single in the UK, 'Not Over You yet' made #9 to Tina's Ten. However, Tina's album was a top-ten, Platinum-selling smash, while Diana's 'Every Day Is A New Day' tanked outside the top 50.
Tina released a followup single in the UK, 'Whatever You Need'. I can't remember how it goes, it only made #27, but I find it interesting that she's had hits here with songs called 'Whatever You want' and 'Whatever You Need'. Just a bit of trivia there....
I remember this song kicked off the AT20 (AC) year-end Top 60. One of few songs that peaked in the 21-30 range on the R&R A/C chart (within the chart year) that made that list (this excludes songs like "Someday" by Sugar Ray, which peaked in 1999 and "Everything You Want" which didn't even make the A/C chart at all (I'm sure it was just thrown in there since it was the Top CHR/Pop song of the year - whatever!). I also excluded songs that made the AT20 list when they switched to that psycho chart. I could go on and on about that weird Top 60 list, but I'm sure I've mentioned it several times before, but that all may have been on the now-defunct R&R boards).
Oh yeah, my opinion of the song? It's alright, but definitely not Tina's best song (I like "Typical Male" and "I Don't Wanna Fight" a lot better).
I have been listening to this one a lot lately after someone mentioned it. I hadn't really thought about this one that much over the years until the Freemasons track "Love On My Mind" came out. It contained a re-creation of the chorus. I swear Amanda Wilson sounds like George Michael when she sings those vocals. I only dug this out recently. I am loving this one all over again. Classic.
Post by Edith Puthie on Jul 23, 2021 17:52:22 GMT -5
Tina's voice elevates just about any production. It's obviously the same production team as "Believe," and I think the production is just as good, but her vocals always make me really feel the words she's singing. It might be partly because of her real-life backstory, but her voice/tone is really something special.
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