Showing posts with label Sheena Easton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sheena Easton. Show all posts

Apr 7, 2019

You Could Have Been With Me by Sheena Easton (1982)

You Could Have Been With Me by Sheena Easton (1982)
"You Could Have Been with Me" is a 1981 single by Sheena Easton from her album of the same name. The single reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, while its Adult Contemporary peak was number 6.



"You Could Have Been with Me" peaked at #15 (#12 in Cash Box) the week of the 1982 Grammy Awards broadcast (February 25) on which Easton received the Best New Artist Award. After the follow-up "When He Shines" peaked at #30 Easton would be absent from the Top 40 until the end of January 1983 when she and Kenny Rogers would release the duet "We've Got Tonight," which reached #6.

"You Could Have Been with Me" had little chart impact in the UK (#54), evincing that Easton's career prospects were stronger in the U.S. than in her native land. "You Could Have Been with Me" also charted in Canada (#13), the Netherlands (#14), Belgium (#23) and Japan (#46 with sales of 48,000).

References

Allmusic - You Could Have Been With Me US Chart positions
NZ Musician
Cashbox Magazine
Pop Culture Madness, Grammy Awards
UK Singles Chart - Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton - worldwide Charts
Sheena Easton - Discography

Jan 29, 2019

Modern Girl by Sheena Easton (1981)

Modern Girl by Sheena Easton (1981)
"Modern Girl" is the debut single by Scottish pop singer Sheena Easton. The song was originally released in February 1980, reaching #56 in the UK charts, before being re-released to top ten success in August of the same year. The song would also go on to reach the US top 20, when it was released in 1981 as her second single, following the #1 hit "Morning Train (9 to 5)".



Jan 18, 2019

Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine to Five) (1981)

Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine to Five) (1981)
Sheena Easton, The Gold Collection
"9 to 5" (or "Morning Train") is the title of a popular song written by British songwriter Florrie Palmer and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1980, becoming her biggest hit. It peaked at number three in the United Kingdom in August 1980 and was certified gold. It was released in the United States (under the title "Morning Train (9 to 5)" to avoid confusion with Dolly Parton's recent hit "9 to 5") in February 1981, where it reached number one, becoming Easton's only number one chart-topper.

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Easton had released one single prior to "9 to 5": "Modern Girl". This had failed to chart highly, but after exposure on the BBC documentary, The Big Time, Pop Singer, both "9 to 5" and "Modern Girl" were propelled into the top ten at the same time, making her the second female artist (after Ruby Murray) to achieve this feat. "9 to 5" became a top three hit and was one of the best-selling singles of the year.

Early in 1981, EMI Records decided to launch Easton in the US and released "9 to 5" as her debut single. The title of the song was changed to "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" to avoid confusion with the Dolly Parton song of the same name, which charted nearly simultaneously with Easton's record. Easton's song went to #1 on both the U.S. pop and adult contemporary charts; it remained at the top for two weeks on Billboard's pop chart. On Billboard's 1981 year-end charts, it came in as the twelfth-biggest pop and thirteenth-biggest AC hit of the year 1981. It also topped the RPM magazine pop and AC charts in Canada, reigning over the former for two weeks in May 1981, while also reaching the summit in New Zealand, before being replaced by Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart".