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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Lisa Stansfield - 'All Around the World'

"I don't know where my baby is

but I'll find him somewhere somehow

I've gotta let him know how much I care
I'll never give up looking for my baby

Been around the world and I I I

I can't find my baby

I don't know when I don't know why
why he's gone away
and I don't know where he can be
my baby but I'm gonna find him."

I always wondered why Lisa Stansfield didn't become a bigger star in the states. When she broke out in the late 80's her voice was something different. She wasn't a pop princess like Debbie Gibson or Tiffany or... instead she had an older, more grown sound. She fused pop, soul and a touch of jazz with some pretty perfect balance. What that meant for her biggest hit, "All Around the World" was that it found a comfortable spot on numerous Billboard charts. It just kind of fit wherever you put it and on numerous occassions the song fit at number one.

You can still find Stansfield performing to this day and I have to believe that smaller venues are really her favorites. Her music can just envelope an audience in theaters and clubs. Check out the video for "All Around the World" below. Do you remember it?

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