Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Songoftheday 9/14/16 - You're the one givin' up the love any time he needs it, but you turn your back and then he's off and running with the crowd...


"Cold Hearted" - Paula Abdul
from the album Forever Your Girl (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day is from dancer/singer Paula Abdul, who had finally made her mark on the American music world with the third single from her debut album, "Straight Up", followed by the title track to Forever Your Girl, both reaching #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart. Her next single from the record was the slinky and seductive cattiness of "Cold Hearted". Written by producer Elliot Wolff, the song's video had Paula and a gaggle of dancers perform for record company execs (possibly a throwback to Paula's work as a choreographer before her own fame). And the mid-track rap interlude is a drag queen's graduation test...


"Cold Hearted" became Paula's third consecutive #1 pop hit in the U.S. in September of 1989. The 12" remixed version climbed to #19 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart as well (it was her first though to miss the R&B list). Internationally, the single reached #2 in Canada, and the top-40 in New Zealand (#25), France (#33), and Germany (#38), but missed that mark in Australia (#68) and the UK, where it was released as a remixed version later and made it to #46 in 1990.

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The remix done for the European release of the single was done by Chad Jackson...


 In 2012, Glee's fourth season cast took on the song...


 Finally, here's Paula performing the song live in concert in Japan...


Up tomorrow: Glam-metal ridicule targets are on the way to splitsville.

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