Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World (1989)

Lisa Stansfield’s 1989 hit “All Around The World” is part of what makes us the rhythm and beat of Chicago.  It’s great songs like this that make us Chicago’s #1 choice for throwbacks and old school mixes.

There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different?  When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory and more of the music that keeps you movin?  We’re it.

See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more.  For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.

In the late 80s and throughout the 90s Lisa Stansfield – the smiley singer with the Elsie Tanner accent – was the coolest pop star on the planet. Her seductive, soulful vocals and timeless dance-pop songs saw her top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, duet with George Michael and Queen and win multiple Brit and Ivor Novello awards.

The song would go on to hit #1 in multiple countries and hit platinum status (1,000,000 units sold) here in the U.S.  Stansfield was nominated for a pair of Grammys at the 33rd annual Grammy Awards for both Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist.

Actually, the song was first released as the second European single in late 1989.  It received remix treatment from Yvonne Turner, Eddie Gordon, Paul Witts and Steve Anderson in overseas.

Here in the States, the song was released as her first single Stateside early in 1990 and included remixes created by The 45 King and Richard Sweret.  This music video was directed by Philip Richardson.

Lisa Stansfield’s albums were international hits, selling more than 15 million copies and spawning over 20 hit singles.

In the Noughties, she took her foot off the pop pedal to concentrate on her acting. Her diverse range of roles included appearances in John Maybury’s ‘The Edge Of Love’, ‘Miss Marple’ and the channel 4 series ‘Goldplated’ plus her stage debut in ‘The Vagina Monologues’. Lisa also recently starred in Elaine Constantine’s full-length feature film ‘Northern Soul’.

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