Monday, July 18, 2005

Jennifer Paige - Make Me

Jennifer Paige was born in Atlanta in 1973, and first burst on to the Pop Scene in 1998, when she released the classic "Crush" which got to #4 in September 1998. Taken from her eponymous debut album, (which peaked at #67) she also released the singles "Sober" (#68) in March 1999 and "Always You" (#97) in August 1999, neither of which were promoted very well, resulting in poor chart performances. She also sang "Beautiful", which was the theme from the Winona Ryder/Richard Gere movie "Autumn In New York" in 2000.

After taking a break from the music scene, her next album "Positively Somewhere" was released in the US in September 2001, and in the UK in September the following year. The lead single in the US was "These Days" which had previously been sung by those Aussie Popstars Bardot on their debut album, and had been released as a single in Australia. For the UK release, the record company chose "Stranded" in August 2002, which had terrible promotion, and could only get to #85. No more singles were released from the album.

Although she has parted company with her record label Hollywood Records, she is currently recording her third album, and Hollywood Records recently released "Flowers: The Hits Collection" in some territories, which features all her singles, some album tracks, and some previously unreleased tracks, as well as a DVD with all her videos. Check out her official website, where she has posted clips of some new songs she has been working on.

"Make Me" is taken from "Positively Somewhere", and was written by Andy Goldmark and Mark Mueller, the same team who wrote "Crush". Originally recorded by girl group Solid HarmoniE (of "I Want You To Want Me" fame) for their unreleased second album, it was given to Jennifer when the group split up. Apparently, Jen was quite tipsy when she recorded this track, especially when she did the ad-libs at the end! Oh and in case you are wondering, the lyrics are "Let you in my private thoughts" and not something rather ruder, as I first thought...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, just wanted to wish you well with your new site - I've been wondering about the fate of the Gahas, in particular her brother Eden, a big VJ in the early 90s.

If there's any songs from Australia you want, we'd be happy to try and share in return. Good luck.

Claire Flynn Boyle

16 January, 2005 01:40  
Blogger Jessica said...

I love Stranded and These Days (prefer her version to Bardot's) so I'll have to hear this one, especially if its a Solid HarmoniE cast-off!

16 January, 2005 13:54  
Blogger kaneshiro said...

i love jennifer paige!!! she sings great!!!

15 April, 2005 05:03  

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