Friday, June 22, 2007

Toy & SAW - a match made in heaven!


Yes the above picture is really how it should have been...

In 1988 La Toya teamed up with the kings of 80s pop Stock Aitken Waterman for what should have been her biggest success...

However rather than using (Ain't Nobody Love You) Like I Do as the lead single and get Toy her first hit in the UK, the Full Force produced You're Gonna Get Rocked was chosen instead and while that rocked on to #42 in New Zealand, #103 in the US and #90 in the UK, I feel that teaming a Jackson with SAW was a lost opportunity. After the flop of You're Gonna Get Rocked no further singles were released in the UK. In fact Like I Do's video seemes to have only got airplay in Continental Europe where the single apparently made #17 on the German charts.

Another single produced by SAW was released in Europe, that being (Tell Me) He Means Nothing To You At All. Toy sings "she" in the song but the record company obviously didn't care enough to correct the spelling on the single. It didn't have a video and didn't seem to chart anywhere...

These two tracks are essential for lovers of SAW and Toy alike!

1 comment:

T h e o said...

I never noticed but you're right, she said "she means nothing to you" wich is logical if she ask her boyfriend if he have another girl!...