Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Songoftheday 1/6/16 - Sundown all around walking through the summer's end, waves crash baby don't look back I won't walk away again...


"Circle In The Sand" - Belinda Carlisle
from the album Heaven On Earth (1987)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #7 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10

Today's song of the day comes from Belinda Carlisle, whose second album after leaving the Go-Go's had already netted her a pair of big hits with the #1 "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and #2 "I Get Weak". The third single from Heaven On Earth was the midtempo ballad "Circle In The Sand". Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, who also wrote "Heaven Is A Place...", the single is much less bubbly (dare I say effervescent) than her previous solo singles...


Belinda Carlisle - Circle In The Sand 1988 by ILoveThe80-90-00s

"Circle In The Sand" became the third (and so far most recent) top-10 pop hit from Heaven On Earth in June of 1988. The single also climbed to #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, her best showing there so far. Internationally, the record made the top ten in the UK (#4), Canada (#5), Ireland (#6), and Germany (#9)...

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Here's Belinda performing the "Circle In The Sand" live in 1988 touring behind the Heaven On Earth album...


...and two years later on her Runaway Horses show...


Lastly, this delicate acoustic version from 1996 on VH1...


Up tomorrow: A family act requests no faking.

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