from the album Can't Fight Fate (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12
Today's song of the day comes from dance-pop singer Taylor Dayne, whose sophomore effort Can't Fight Fate had given her a #1 pop hit with the ballad "Love Will Lead You Back", along with a top-5 club jam in "With Every Beat Of My Heart". The third single from the record would be a mid-tempo song with a rock-ish edge, "I'll Be Your Shelter". Written by song doctor supreme Diane Warren, who also penned "Love Will Lead You Back", this release showed a different side to her beside a club diva or balladeer...
"I'll Be Your Shelter" became Taylor's seventh consecutive top-10 pop hit in July of 1990. The single also climbed to #15 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the song topped the singles chart in Canada for a week in August, while peaking at #4 in Australia. In the UK, the record just missed the top-40 at #43.
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Here's Taylor appearing on TV to promote the single in 1990...
Up tomorrow: New wave "supergroup" are receiving no punishment.