Monday, August 28, 2017

Songoftheday 8/28/17 - I look at you you look at me and then we smile, knowing what we're in for..

"Hold You Tight" - Tara Kemp
from the album Tara Kemp (1991)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day belongs to R&B/pop singer Tara Kemp, who comes from the Bay Area of northern California. She released her self-titled debut album at the beginning of 1991, with the seductive mid-tempo track "Hold You Tight" as the first single. Written by William Hammond along with her producers Tuhin Roy and Jake Smith, the new jack swing-influenced jam was unassuming but well executed, with Kemp's sultry voice riding the synth-bass line like a slow motion mechanical bull...

"Hold You Tight" became Tara's first top ten pop hit in April of 1991. The single also climbed to #4 on Billboard's R&B chart (a rarity for a white female artist), while the remixes on the 12" single helped the song up to #15 on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, the track reached the top-40 in Canada (#24) and New Zealand (#19), and was a minor hit in the UK (#69) and Australia (#68).

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The original clip of "Hold You Tight" played down the R&B vibe, and doesn't have the same umph as the official one...

...and lastly, Tara appearing live on Oprah, proving her live voice is no studio trickery...

Up tomorrow: Faithful pop star is expecting a particular moment.

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