Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Songoftheday 5/30/17 - Everyone knows if you don't demand it shows, that you understand the light shining inside us...

"This Is The Right Time" - Lisa Stansfield
from the album Affection (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #21 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 7

Today's song of the day is by British pop/soul singer Lisa Stansfield, whose debut solo album Affection had already scored her two big hits in America with "All Around The World" and "You Can't Deny It". The third single released in the U.S. was originally her first international solo hit. "This Is The Right Time", written by Stansfield with her Blue Zone collaborators Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, and produced by dance remixing duo Coldcut, sounded different than the previous two selections, with a much higher tempo and electric piano chord riffs like those in the Italo-house genre like Black Box and the 49ers. However, Lisa's soulful voice still allows her to get her runs in despite the frenetic pace...


"This Is The Right Time" became Lisa's third top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in October of 1990. The single also climbed to #13 on Billboard's R&B chart, while it also crossed over to #35 on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio list. The remixes from the 12" single took the song to #1 on the Dance Club Play chart for a week. Internationally, the record was a top-40 hit in Canada (#12), Germany (#17), Austria (#20), Italy (#24), and Lisa's native Britain (#13).

While no other singles from Affection reached American shores, she had two more hits from the set in Europe, with "Live Together" reaching the top ten in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and "What Did I Do To You" peaking at #25 in Britain.

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Here's a clip of Lisa performing the song live in 1990, after a brief interview...



And here's the stellar remix from Yvonne Turner that helped the track top the dance chart in America...


...and again live in Wembley in London in 1992...


Up tomorrow: Quincy Jones' often mouthpiece is reluctant to break up.

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