Friday, April 29, 2016

Flashback Friday Song of the Day - Sugar Walls - Sheena Easton

Once there was a Scottish singer named Sheena Easton.  When she first came on the scene in 1981, her songs Morning Train (9 to 5) and Modern Girl were catchy and very bubble-gum and very innocent and they scored big with music lovers everywhere, but they gave Miss Sheena a lily-white reputation.  She continued on with the same type of music, scoring a couple more hits like For Your Eyes Only, We've Got Tonight, a duet with country superstar Kenny Rogers, and the sugary sweet Telephone.

Then somewhere in the mid-eighties Sheena met Prince and the two of them started working together, most notably on Prince's song U Got the Look, from the 1987 concert film Sign of the Times.  The icon, under the pseudonym Alexander Nevermind, had earlier wrote a song for her which would change her squeaky-clean image for good.  With risque lyrics referring to Sheena's own personal nether region, the song was quickly banned from radio play on many stations for its suggestive lyrics. Nevertheless, Sugar Walls became a hit for it's unique, Minneapolis sound, and hit the top ten on three separate charts in 1984.  Check out Sugar Walls...

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