Friday, July 15, 2016

Songoftheday 7/15/16 - So I make the same request now every single nightm, going out from me to you on the dedication line...

"Radio Romance" - Tiffany
from the album Hold An Old Friend's Hand (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #35 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 1

Today's song of the day comes from the teen singer from the mall set, Tiffany, who seemingly overcame the "sophomore slump" with the first single from her second album, "All This Time", which made the pop top 10 in America in the winter of 1989. The second single from the set was the perky "Radio Romance", written by John Duarte and Mark Paul, and had a similar production and tempo to her "I Think We're Alone Now" cover breakthrough...

"Radio Romance" became Tiffany's fifth and final top-40 pop hit in April of 1989. Internationally, the song did a bit better, making the top 20 in the UK (#13), France (#18), New Zealand (#16), and Ireland (#18).

The title track would be put out as the third single, and while it hit #37 on the Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, it missed the pop Hot 100 altogether. However, as the new decade dawned, she slipped off the radar as harder-edged grunge and rap took over on mainstream radio. In the 2000s, she made the obligatory comeback to the club charts, scoring a pair of top-20 dance hits with "Higher" in 2007 and "Dust Off and Dance" in 2009.

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And here's Tiffany performing on the Arsenio Hall show promoting the single live...

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