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February 27, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 67, Aretha Franklin, reached No.39,

on Atlantic, with ‘Baby I Love You’.

And in 71, The Fascinations, on Mojo,

took ‘Girls Are Out To Get You’, to No.32.

 

In 87, ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’,

on Polydor, gave Sarah Brightman, a No.7.

And in 01, ‘Someone To Call My Lover’, on Virgin,

gave Janet Jackson a No.11.

 

In 2000, ‘Girls On Top’, made No.25,

for Girl Thing, on RCA.

And in 08, ‘The Promise’, on Fascination,

gave Girls Aloud, a gold-selling No.1 play.

 

In 95, ‘I Am Blessed’, on EMI,

for Eternal, peaked at No.7.

And in 97, ‘Call The Man’, on Epic,

found Celine Dion, at No.11.

 

In 98, ‘I Wanna Be Your Lady’, on Island,

was at No.14, for Hinda Hicks.

And in 07, ‘Love Me Or Hate Me’, on Island/Uni Island,

for Lady Sovereign, a No.26.

 

In 77, Rose Royce, reached No.14,

on MCA, with ‘I Wanna Get Next To You’.

And in 95, ‘Days’, on Virgin,

found Kirsty McColl, at No.42.

 

In 01, ‘Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me)’, made No.2,

for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, on Polydor.

And in 09, ‘Fight For This Love’, on Fascination,

saw Cheryl Cole, up to No 1, soar.

 

In 99, ‘Girlfriend’/’Boyfriend’, on Interscope,

for Blackstreet featuring Janet, at No.11.

And in 01, ‘Give Me A Reason’, on Atlantic,

found The Corrs, at No.27.

 

In 69, The Supremes & The Temptations, made the Top 3,

on Tamla Motown, with ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me’.

And in 08, ‘My Delirium’, on Modular,

for Ladyhawke, reached No.33.

 

In 63, ‘Be My Baby’, on London,

for The Ronettes, climbed to No.4.

And in 02, ‘I Can’t Wait’, made No.19,

for Ladies First, on Polydor.

 

In 86, ‘Funky Sensation’, peaked at No.41,

for Ladies Choice, on Sure Delight.

And in 90, Whitney Houston, had a US No.1 & UK Top 5,

on Arista, with ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’.

 

In 78, ‘I’m Every Woman’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Chaka Khan, a No.11.

And in 88, ‘Shake Your Love’, on Atlantic,

took Debbie Gibson to No.7.

 

Whether it’s someone you carry a torch for

after a lifetime hidden crush,

or someone you’ve just set eyes on

during the morning rush.

 

go ahead and ask the question,

that suddenly comes into your mind.

Leap Year Day, is the perfect opportunity,

for long lasting love, to find.

 

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury.

 

 

 

 

 

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