"Sacred Emotion" - Donny Osmond
from the album Donny Osmond (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #13 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9
Today's song of the day is by Donny Osmond, the 70's teen idol who made an unexpected comeback in the summer of 1989 with the #2 hit single "Soldier Of Love". The co-writers of that track, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, also penned the follow-up, "Sacred Emotion". Since he was positioning as a more pristine, older version of George Michael, it made sense to take the theme of the Whammer's "Faith" for his own soft-rock gem. And of course, using scantily clad men (and some women) in the video...
"Sacred Emotion" became the second top-40 pop hit from Donny's eponymous comeback album in August of 1989. The song also climbed to #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, the best ranking of his career.
A third American single from the album, "Hold On", was a minor pop hit at #73, but it managed to reach the dance club play top-40 at #36.
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Here's Donny performing the song on TV in 1993...
...and finally, with a few backup singers an a bass man on the Tonight Show in 1989, along with an interview with Jay Leno...
Up tomorrow: Latin freestyle trio are addicted to love.