Jane Child – Don’t Want To Fall In Love (1990)

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Jane Child – Don’t Want To Fall In Love (1990)

It’s what we’re all about, throwbacks and old school mixes. This is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago you won’t hear on other stations in Chicago.

Don’t Wanna Fall in Love” was the only hit song from Toronto-born singer Jane Child back in 1990.

While the hair and the the nose to ear chain stood out in this classic B&W filmed music video filmed in NYC, it was her amazing voice that you’ll remember.  

Don’t Want To Fall In Love was released as the second single from her self-titled debut album. The song would hit number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in April of 1990. If it weren’t for Tommy Page’s “I’ll Be Your Everything” and Sinead O’Connor’s cover or the Prince penned “Nothing Compares 2 U”, the song would’ve hit number 1.

In addition, a “new jack swing” remix of the song was produced by Teddy Riley and reached number six on the R&B chart and number eleven on the dance chart.

U.S. Dance Music Hall of Fame producer Shep Pettibone also remixed the single, but was only released to DJ’s.

When released around Europe, it also became successful albeit more modestly. In the UK, the single stalled at number 22 after Child refused to appear on the popular British TV program Top of the Pops while the single was climbing the charts, considering the program to be a “sellout”.

In April 1990, the single was certified gold by the RIAA.

It is Child’s best known song and only top 40 hit, making her a one-hit wonder in the public eye.

In 2013, the song was featured on Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack, as part of the radio station Non-Stop Pop’s playlist

For more on Jane Child, CLICK HERE


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