Friday, February 24, 2017

Songoftheday 2/24/17 - You tell me you want a woman who's as simple as a flower, well if you want me to act like that you'd better pay me by the hour...

"Wild Women Do" - Natalie Cole
from the album Pretty Woman (Original Soundtrack) (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #34 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 3

Today's song of the day comes from R&B/pop singer Natalie Cole, who had scored her fourth top ten pop hit in the summer of 1989 with the ballad "Miss You Like Crazy". The following year, Cole contributed a song to the Richard Gere/Julia Roberts hooker rom-com Pretty Woman. "Wild Women Do", co-written by Matthew Wilder (of "Break My Stride" top-40 fame), was chosen as the bouncy first single from the soundtrack...


"Wild Women Do" hit the American pop top-40 in April of 1990. The 12" remixes, done by Arthur Baker and the guys from the System ("Don't Disturb This Groove") respectively, were a big hit in the clubs, peaking at #8 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart. Internationally, the record did well in the UK, going to #16, and was a top-40 hit in Ireland (#29), New Zealand (#35), and Australia (#37).

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Here's the "power remix" that featured rapper Akeem...


....and the Arthur Baker mix that helped the song make the dance top ten...


...and finally, Natalie performing at the Nelson Mandela concert in London...


Up tomorrow: Latin freestyle trio take advice from the Supreme.

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