"For Tonight" - Nancy Martinez
from the album Not Just The Girl Next Door (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #32 (three weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 7
Today's Song of the Day comes from the French-Canadian dance music singer Nancy Martinez. After a couple of failed singles under different monikers, she changed her surname from Martin-Quiron to something more "Latin" because New York freestyle dance music was so hot at the time it actually paid to sound Latina. Her breakthrough single, "For Tonight", was written by Phil George and Donna Pacifici and sounded exactly like what was coming from the Bronx...
"For Tonight" became Nancy's sole top-40 pop hit in December of 1986, while climbing all the way to #2 on Billboard magazine's Dance Club Play chart. The record ended up spending over five months on the pop chart, and became one of the biggest freestyle hits of the late 80s, and foresaw the coming "Miami movement" that brought us acts like Expose and Company B the following year. As for Nancy, she had a couple more top-20 club hits with "Move Out" and "Can't Wait".
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Here's the club hit remix of the song...
...and the Les Boyz Electro remix of the track from 2010 that was popular in Canada...
Up tomorrow: Siblings strike it rich.