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Friday, August 25, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Sheena Easton - 'The Lover In Me'

Taurus - Sheena Easton __ Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr; 27 April 1959) is a Scottish international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress.

"If everlasting love is
What you're waiting for
Then that time for you
Just has arrived"

When I say the name Sheena Easton a lot of you will probably connect her one of those big 80's ballads ("For Your Eyes Only" anyone?) that she sang. She spent the first five years of her career being packaged as the proverbial good girl- and then Sheena hooked up with Prince and her image went through a huge overhaul. "Sugar Walls" showed us all a completely different side of her, one most certainly motivated by her work with Prince. By 1988 the songstress had signed with a new label and was embarking on a more soulful, R&B path.

"The Lover In Me" made it to number two on Billboard's Hot 100 but not without some mixed reviews. For every music critic that insisted that this was Sheena's best work to date there was another just waiting for a chance to pan it. Check out the video below. Did you prefer her work later on in the 80's when her image had been vamped up, or did you prefer the sweeter Sheena who sang "Morning Train"?

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