Sunday, July 10, 2016

Songoftheday 7/10/16 - As I sit looking out the window I can still remember, they call me to tell me you went away...

"Thinking Of You" - Sa-Fire
from the album Sa-Fire (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #12 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's song of the day comes from the Latin freestyle dance music singer Sa-Fire, who had a breakout hit in the New York area with her club track "Boy I've Been Told", which peaked around the halfway mark on the pop chart in the fall of 1988. Another uptempo song was released as the next single, "Love Is On Her Mind", which made it to #29 on the dance chart, but missed the Hot 100 pop list altogether. For her next release, Wilma Cosme' put out an unconventional choice for her genre; a "power-ballad" with a guitar solo called "Thinking Of You". Written by Sa-Fire along with Russ DeSalvo and Bob Steele, it would be the biggest success of her career...

"Thinking Of You" became Sa-Fire's sole top-40 hit in May of 1988. The record also climbed to #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. A fourth single from the album, "Gonna Make It", popped on to the dance list at #31 and was a minor pop hit at #71.  She ended the decade with a cover of the disco classic "I Will Survive" from the Rosanne Barr movie She-Devil, which climbed to #53 pop/#30 dance in 1990. The following year, Sa-Fire released her second album I Wasn't Born Yesterday, with the lead single "Made Up My Mind" becoming her final pop chart entry at #82. A second track, "Taste The Bass" followed to become her biggest dance hit at #6. She continues to perform at freestyle retro shows.

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...and here she is at one of those said shows...

Up tomorrow: A little bit of religious folklore from the biggest woman in 80s pop.

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