Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dane

The entire 1980s and the early 1990s were pure heavens for female pop singers. They had never had it so good before though women in pop music have been a fixture since the early 1950s in America and England. Scores of talented pop and rock singers cut a wide swath in the music universe in the 1980s and beyond. One of the brightest flames to emerge during this period was the American singer and songwriter Taylor Dayne who rose to global fame with her 1987 hit single “Tell It to My Heart” which paved the way for her debut album. In 1988 Taylor Dayne released her debut album titled Tell It to My Heart and its success proved without a doubt that she was one of the most talented and gifted singers on the pop scene. It was a dance-pop album with emotionally charged lyrics, catchy tunes, and a dance vibe that proved to be irresistibly infectious. Being from New York City Taylor knew what was going on in the clubs and the dance halls and brought all those emerging music sensibilities to her music and her debut album was the beat of the moment in 1988.

Tell It to My Heart – Taylor Dayne

A Smart & Decisive Woman Who Knows her Mind

A Smart & Decisive Woman Who Knows her Mind

The album begins with her smash hit “Tell It to My Heart” where Taylor makes it clear to her lover that he has to tell her whether he loves her or not or if he is playing games with her. She wants him to give all his attention and passion to her and make her the only woman in his life because she will not settle for anything less. Taylor wants commitment from her man as she is aware that almost every man is reluctant to give it. Her throaty voice and passion in her singing make this song a warning to the male sex to quit playing games with women especially Taylor Dayne! In “Don’t Rush Me” Taylor wants to tread the ground slowly before she agrees to enter into a relationship with her man which she knows will be serious and passionate as she is a wholesome woman. She wants this relationship to work and so needs time to make her decisions about starting it or not. “Look before you leap so you know what you will reap!” seems to be Taylor’s motto.

A Smart & Decisive Woman Who Knows her Mind

Taylor Dayne’s “I’ll Always Love You” preceded Whitney Houston’s smash hit “I Will Always Love You” by several years and is a complete contrast to the latter song. It too is a woman’s affirmation of unrestricted love for her man but is more introspective and mature. Taylor tells her lover that she will always be by his side and honestly what more can a man want in this lonely world! Taylor won’t accept mere words from a man if he claims to love her but will ensure he proves it before she says a word. She makes this clear in her dance-oriented song “Prove Your Love” where she says that “talk is cheap” and the man has to prove his passion and he better be serious about everything he does or says. Fair warning from a smart woman who knows a lot about how the love game works!

Meaningful Lyrics, Catchy Music & a Sexy Seductive Voice

Meaningful Lyrics, Catchy Music & a Sexy Seductive Voice

While the above four songs were the big hits on the album with all four reaching the Billboard Top 100 chart top-ten all the other songs are top-notch as well. “In the Darkness” is about how Taylor’s lover has lit up her life which was pretty threadbare and lonely until he came. “Do You Want It Right Now” is a very aggressive song where Taylor is ready to give all of herself to her man because she appreciates his attitude and actions towards her. The song has screaming guitars and a fast pace that heats the room or dance club wherever it is being played. “Carry Your Heart” is a mature and knowing woman’s advice to her lover that he cannot live alone and must share his feeling with her as it takes two people to make a relationship and life itself work. Songs like “Where Does That Boy Hang Out” and “Want Ads” are a bit fun while “Upon the Journey’s End” is serious like most of the songs on this album laden with great relationship songs.

One of the Best Dance-Pop Artists of All Time!

One of the Best Dance-Pop Artists of All Time!

With Tell It to My Heart Taylor Dayne started a career that continues to this day and has in its kitty top-notch albums like Can’t Fight Fate, Naked Without You, and 2008’s Satisfied. With six US Top-Ten singles and a clutch of other hit songs, Taylor Dayne has been one of the best dance-pop singers of the modern era. Later Taylor Dayne began acting as well but it’s as a singer that she has always been respected and liked. Her five studio albums and other single releases are among the best pop-rock recordings of the last 35 years and this is why Taylor Dayne is considered one of the best female singers of the modern music era. With Tell It to My Heart Taylor Dayne told the whole world’s hearts that love and she both were here to stay for a long time. Everybody has been listening to Taylor Dayne ever since!

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