Showing posts with label Vanessa Williams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vanessa Williams. Show all posts

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Dreamin' - Vanessa Williams

With 'Dreamin'', Vanessa Williams delivers a perfect piece of Eighties elevator music. Amazingly, it became the biggest hit from her debut album 'The right stuff' in the USA: it reached number 8 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In Europe, the song was much less popular: it stalled at number 74 in the UK singles chart and it didn't chart in the Netherlands at all.

My collection: 7" single no. 4105
Found: Empire Records, Den Haag, October 17, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Dreamin'' / 'The right stuff (instrumental)'

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Save the best for last - Vanessa Williams

'Save the best for last' was written by Phil Galdston, Wendy Waldman and Jon Lind. It was recorded by Vanessa Williams on her 1992 album 'The comfort zone'. The song is about a person who stands by and watches as the object of her desires dates all of these different women, and then he finally decides to consummate a relationship with the singer.

This single became the biggest hit of Williams' career, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks, peaking at number 3 in the UK singles chart as well as the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1618
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, April 4, 1992
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Save the best for last' / '2 of a kind'

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Love is - Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight

'Love is' was recorded in 1993 as a duet of Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight. The track originally appeared on the soundtrack of the TV drama series 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. As a result of this exposure, the song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming McKnight's breakthrough hit and another hit for Williams. The single also charted in Australia, where it peaked at number 49. In other territories, the single flopped.

I bough this single a few years after its original release. I was quite happy to find this single because at that time, vinyl singles were becoming increasingly rare.

My collection: 7" single no. 2712
Found: House of Rhythm, London, July 3, 1996
Cost: 60p
Tracks: 'Love is' (Vanessa Williams & Brian McKnight) / 'After the love' (Brian McKnight)

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