Discussion in 'Music' started by Ome for Christmas, Oct 1, 2016.
I wish it had been Paula Abdul vs. Pia Zadora (they're sort of in the same league)
For some reason, Pia Zadora always makes me think of Bonnie Langford. I think it's the precocious child star background they share.
I have no knowledge of her existence...
Pia's not a bad singer, actually.
And you call yourself an 80s boy?
Paula Abdul vs. Pia Zadora
As always, if you have ten favourites from both sides, then please post the two lists and I will include them in the final tally
Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons
Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling 7 million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album
Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart
Pia Zadora (born Pia Alfreda Schipani, May 4, 1953) is an American actress and singer. After working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), she came to national attention in 1981, when following her starring role in the highly criticized Butterfly, she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year, while simultaneously winning the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress and the "Worst New Star" for the same performance.
When in the 1980s Zadora's film career failed to achieve critical success, she switched her focus to music. As a singer Zadora has released several albums featuring popular standards, often backed by a symphonic orchestra
1 Next To You
2 I Need You
3 Straight Up
4 Forever Your Girl
6 Rush Rush
7 Knocked Out
8 Will You Marry Me
9 The Way That You Love Me
10 If I Were Your Girl
Straight Up was a cracker so I understand how that became a smash hit. But the other songs sound like bottom-of-the-barrel pop music to me.
Now I'm curious to know what the other debut albums of that year were.
Even with two artists I still couldn't stretch it to 10 songs...maybe we should have included LaToya Jackson too
1. When The Rain Begins To Fall - Pia Zadora
2. My Love Is For Real - Paula Abdul
3. Let's Dance Tonight - Pia Zadora
4. Straight Up - Paula Abdul
5. Rock It Out - Pia Zadora
6. Little Bit Of Heaven - Pia Zadora
7. I Know A Good Thing When I Feel It - Pia Zadora
1. Straight Up - PA
2. Clapping Song - PZ
3. When the Rain Begins to Fall - PZ
4. Rock It Out - PZ
5. Forever Your Girl - PA
6. Cold Hearted - PA
7. Let's Dance Tonight - PZ
8. Knocked Out - PA
9. Vibeology - PA
10. Don't Knock My Love - PZ
I liked Paula a lot back when I was in high school.
My Love Is For Real
The Way That You Love Me
Blowing Kiss In the Wind
I loved her remix album, Shut Up and Dance.
For me, far better than Paula during this same time period was Jody Watley. But no one really seems to remember her nowadays.
Greetings from Finland:
1. When the rain begins to fall (PZ)
2. Straight up (PA)
3. Cold hearted (PA)
4. Let's dance tonight (PZ)
5. Blowing kisses in the wind (PA)
6. Dance out of my head (PZ)
7. A little bit of heaven (PZ)
8. My love is for real (PA)
9. Opposites attract (PA)
10. The way that you love me (PA)
1. Opposites Attract [PA]
2. When the Rain Begins to Fall [PZ]
3. Rush Rush [PA]
4. Vibeology [PA]
5. The Clapping Song [PZ]
6. I’m in Love Again [PZ]
7. Knocked Out [PA]
8. Little Bit of Heaven [PZ]
9. My Love is For Real [PA]
10. Crazy Cool [PA]
With a few albums and a few singles behind these two
6 voted on 24 songs
Here’s who came out top
1. Straight Up [PA] = 44
2. When the Rain Begins to Fall [PZ] = 37
3. My Love is For Real [PA] = 22
4. Vibeology [PA] / Let's Dance Tonight [PZ] = 19
5. Rush Rush [PA] / Knocked Out [PA] = 18
6. Opposites Attract [PA] / The Clapping Song [PZ] = 15
7. Forever Your Girl [PA] / Cold Hearted [PA] / Rock it Out [PZ] = 13
8. A Little Bit of Heaven [PZ] = 12
9. Next to You [PA] / Crazy Cool [PA] = 10
10. I Need You [PA] / The Way That You Love Me [PA] = 9
11. Blowing Kiss in the Wind [PA] = 8
12. Dance Out of My Head [PZ] / I’m in Love Again [PZ] = 5
13. I Know A Good Thing When I Feel It [PZ] = 4
14. Will You Marry Me [PA] = 3
15. If I Were Your Girl [PA] / Don’t Knock My Love [PZ] = 1
Tavares vs Detroit Spinners
As always, if you have ten favourites from both sides,
then please post the two lists and I will include them in the final tally
Tavares (also known as The Tavares Brothers) is an American R&B, funk, and soul music group, composed of five Cape Verdean-American brothers. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, they would later move to New Bedford, Massachusetts. They were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
The brothers, whose parents were of Cape Verdean descent, started performing in 1959 as Chubby and the Turnpikes when the youngest brother was 9.
The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s. The group continues to tour, with Henry Fambrough as the only original member.
The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners and the Motown Spinners, due to their 1960s recordings with the Motown label. These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners. On June 30, 1976, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
More Than A Woman [Tavares]
It Only Takes A Minute [Tavares]
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel [Tavares]
Don’t Take Away The Music [Tavares]
Working My Way Back to You [Spinners]
Free Ride [Tavares]
It’s A Shame [Spinners]
How Could I Let You Get Away [Spinners]
I’ll Be Around [Spinners]
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love [Spinners]
He's using square brackets!
...So you know the group name isn't part of the song title.
Separate names with a comma.