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Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:31 PM
VH1 Tells It to Taylor's Heart - You Can Be Remade!

- Witness the Transformation of 80s Pop Star During 'Remaking: Taylor Dayne' Premiering on Thursday, April 21 at 10PM*


NEW YORK, April 13 -- In the late 80s Taylor Dayne was a pop icon, selling nearly 10 million records driven by 10 top ten singles including "Tell It to My Heart" and "I'll Always Love You" which were heard on radio stations and seen on music channels around the world. Now it is 2005 and Taylor is in need of a change so she turned to VH1 for help.

For three months, Dayne worked with some of Hollywood's toughest trainers, hottest stylists and choreographers, as well as mega-music producer Rodney Jenkins to record a new single. Throughout the hour-long special, "Remaking: Taylor Dayne," premiering Thursday, April 21 at 10PM* viewers will witness Taylor's transformation from an 80s pop star to a modern day mega-star in time to perform her new single "Right Now" live on national TV during ABC's "The View."

"Remaking" is a series of specials that seeks to improve the careers and lives of artists through various forms of transformation. In each special, an artist goes through 90 days of hands-on interaction with a specially selected team of experts who take them through the sometimes comic, emotional, but always intense transformation, which may involve anything from therapy to plastic surgery, exercise, style renovation and musical reinvention. Upcoming episodes include Vanilla Ice and Jodi Watley.

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The Remaking of Taylor Dayne begins in Orlando, Florida, at Disneyworld, where Taylor is performing three shows a night for a week. It's clear from her lackluster performance that this is not where she wants to be performing. And the audience, which is made up of families, older fans and passersby, are similarly unenthusiastic.

Time has brought with it several significant changes for the late 80s dance-pop diva. Now just past 40, Taylor recently became a single mother of twins, does not have a record deal and is struggling to create a new sound that is more current than her 80s hits. She has taken good care of herself for a woman in her early 40s, but clearly needs a style refresher for the 2000s.

Taylor expresses the difficulties in trying to get a top ten hit in a time when the airwaves are dominated by a new, select generation of young pop stars. Taylor has the support of her family and her friends, and one in particular is Leah Remini (actress, star of CBS' The King of Queens), who encourages Taylor to undertake the remaking challenge.

Taylor Dayne decides to take advantage of the opportunity to remake herself. Her ultimate goals are to record a new single that could get her back on the charts and to use her comeback performance on ABC's hit talk show, The View, to help re-launch her career.

Over the next few months, Taylor Dayne will face her fears, struggle to balance family and work and will be tested on every level.

Taylor claims to be game for the entire process but is resistant to a visit with a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. Two of Hollywood's hottest trainers challenge Taylor by putting her through the ringer in a specially designed boot camp. A-list stylists work to update Taylor's performance outfits and push to give her look a modern twist despite Taylor's reluctance. For Taylor, the process would be a failure without a great song. Taylor has to put faith in the mega-hit producer, Rodney Jerkins, who has created hits for powerhouses Destiny's Child and J-Lo, to create a sound that can compete in the current market and utilized Taylor's vocal strengths.

And although Taylor says she's a singer first and a dancer second, she has to learn a new routine from A-List choreographer, Brian Friedman, that will give her an edge.

A fresh look and sound for Taylor is on the horizon, but can she withstand the pressure of putting it all together and the critiques of experts and friends?

No matter how much she resists change, and whether she succeeds or fails, the experiences Taylor encounters along the way will help build the person she will become. See what happens when a dedicated and driven team of professionals joins forces, in an attempt to re-launch, rejuvenate, re-master and remake Taylor Dayne.

creep
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:35 PM
Hehe I seen a video of her on TV the other day. She sounded a bit like Anastasia, only from the 80's.:)

AjdeNate!
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:37 PM
She looks kinda tough. :tape:
Hope she can be successfull in her comeback. I've always liked her.

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Hehe I seen a video of her on TV the other day. She sounded a bit like Anastasia, only from the 80's.:)

More like Anastasia sounds like her. :angel:

AjdeNate!
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Leslie Wonderman has always made good music. :)

kabuki
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Fun! :)

creep
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:46 PM
More like Anastasia sounds like her. :angel:

She does a bit now you mention it. ;)

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:50 PM
”Ill Always Love You”, 1989 (snippet) (http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link=p93zq9pep9punx5vriwzwyv&r=20.asx)

SelesFan70
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:51 PM
I loved Taylor! Those lips! :hearts: I'm waiting for Cyndi Lauper's big "comeback", too. Her last album of remade classics was really good! :worship:

creep
Apr 14th, 2005, 12:56 PM
I loved Taylor! Those lips! :hearts: I'm waiting for Cyndi Lauper's big "comeback", too. Her last album of remade classics was really good! :worship:

Time after time...was my favourite. :)

MLF
Apr 14th, 2005, 03:39 PM
Oh I hope we get this in the UK. I really liked Taylor Dayne ( and Samantha Fox :o ) in the '80s.

G-Ha
Apr 14th, 2005, 04:16 PM
This is great news! Taylor's always had a fantastic voice and it would be nice to hear something new by her.

The article talks about her being reluctant to visit a plastic surgeon...but why would she need to? They mention that she's taken good care of herself and apparently they're whipping her back into shape, so what's the surgery all about?

Anyway, good luck to her...not many women in their 40s have much success on the charts...hopefully, she'll be one who does.

Randy H
Apr 14th, 2005, 06:34 PM
Good luck Taylor! :) Love her music!

Dana Marcy
Apr 14th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Taylor has to put faith in the mega-hit producer, Rodney Jerkins, who has created hits for powerhouses Destiny's Child and J-Lo, to create a sound that can compete in the current market and utilized Taylor's vocal strengths.

I hope her song doesn't sound too young because it's not necesary. Taylor CAN sing and so I hope it doesn't get lost in all that overproduction of today that's there to cover up weak vocals. :tape:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 21st, 2005, 10:41 AM
DON'T MAKE ME OVER: Former 1980s pop diva Taylor Dayne says she made it clear to the producers of VH-1's 'Remaking' reality show that she was open to being remade -- to a point.

The show, debuting tonight (Thurs. 4/21) attempts to reignite Dayne's career by pairing her with multi-Grammy-winning superproducer Rodney Jerkins. She notes that when Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil did the show prevously, 'he did three months of plastic surgery. So I go - Guys - if it's about music, I'm in. If you want me to work with hair and clothes stylists -- not a problem. Makeup? Let's go, bring it on. Choreographers? Cool. Plastic surgery -- not cool!' However, the songstress admits, 'You can tell that they did get some botox in me.'

Dayne is very happy with the single called 'Right Now' that her long-time fan Jerkins created just for her. 'The song is very classic sounding Taylor in its own way? ballsy, edgy as well as fun.' Still she says she wasn't thrilled about being followed around by cameras all day. 'But the positive risks involved -- working with Rodney and having the potential to get my face back out there -- outweighed the negative of being so vulnerable. And the other stuff is funny. Listen, living in the Dayne house is nothing short of living in a three-ring circus...a single mom with three-year-old twins is out of control.'

Jakeev
Apr 21st, 2005, 11:12 AM
DON'T MAKE ME OVER: Former 1980s pop diva Taylor Dayne says she made it clear to the producers of VH-1's 'Remaking' reality show that she was open to being remade -- to a point.

The show, debuting tonight (Thurs. 4/21) attempts to reignite Dayne's career by pairing her with multi-Grammy-winning superproducer Rodney Jerkins. She notes that when Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil did the show prevously, 'he did three months of plastic surgery. So I go - Guys - if it's about music, I'm in. If you want me to work with hair and clothes stylists -- not a problem. Makeup? Let's go, bring it on. Choreographers? Cool. Plastic surgery -- not cool!' However, the songstress admits, 'You can tell that they did get some botox in me.'

Dayne is very happy with the single called 'Right Now' that her long-time fan Jerkins created just for her. 'The song is very classic sounding Taylor in its own way? ballsy, edgy as well as fun.' Still she says she wasn't thrilled about being followed around by cameras all day. 'But the positive risks involved -- working with Rodney and having the potential to get my face back out there -- outweighed the negative of being so vulnerable. And the other stuff is funny. Listen, living in the Dayne house is nothing short of living in a three-ring circus...a single mom with three-year-old twins is out of control.'

But how has she been after all this time? I take it she invested well and is living pretty good despite being off the charts for years right?

JonBcn
Apr 21st, 2005, 12:18 PM
Oh I hope we get this in the UK. I really liked Taylor Dayne ( and Samantha Fox :o ) in the '80s.

what's with the past tense, dear? ;)

bionic71
Apr 21st, 2005, 01:07 PM
what's with the past tense, dear? ;)


Exactly what I was thinking....

Sure...both Taylor Dayne and Sam Fox haven't been setting the charts on fire in recent years...but both have had singles and albums released in many territorties.
Taylor Dayne was in Australia last year and did 2 shows at the Casino in Sydney..by all accounts she was amazing. Most of what I have heard from Anastasia in the past few years could have been Taylor Dayne from a decade ago....the vocal similarities are uncanny.

As for Samantha Fox...her last full album, 21 st Century Fox (1998), was a great pop release. Unfortunately, it was not a success outside of Germany and Scandanavia. She did have a Top 10 hit in Denmark with "Santa Maria" in 1999, and even this year a new version of Touch Me was a Number One hit in Sweden....so she has continued to have some success, however as it is outside of the U.S and U.K she is considered "washed up" by the mainstream press and referred to as an 80s only phenomenon. She has a new album slated for release this year titled "Angel With An Attitude".

Someone mentioned Cyndi Lauper above also. Cyndi has never gone away....she has released several albums since the 80s, all of which have been critical successes, but commercial failures...."Hat Full Of Stars", Sisters Of Avalon"....were released in the 90s.....last year she released "At Last" and "Shine" album finally got a release (after a long, complex and disastrous distribution debarcle!) in Japan only. The full "Shine" album is well worth tracking down....it is a pity that it was not given wider attention.

As for Cyndi as a live performer...I am yet to hear a better vocal or witness a stage presence that comes close. I saw her again last year here in Sydney and she was totally astonishing. If you ever get the chance to catch her live you should make every effort to see her...you will be blown away.

Many people think that pop singers like Dayne, Fox and Lauper simply vanish off the face of the earth...which is not the case. Most of it is to do with major recording labels not marketing the product...or in many cases the artists are no longer attached to a major label and have to negotiate individual deals with minor labels for different countries....the smaller labels cannot compete with the major labels in terms of advertising. Having no deal with a major label also means that they are ignored by the larger radio stations....

Anyway, thats my "rap" on the supposedly forgotten ladies from the 80s. Many have produced their best work in recent years, sadly though much of it has gone unnoticed.

Jakeev
Apr 21st, 2005, 01:11 PM
Exactly what I was thinking....

Sure...both Taylor Dayne and Sam Fox haven't been setting the charts on fire in recent years...but both have had singles and albums released in many territorties.
Taylor Dayne was in Australia last year and did 2 shows at the Casino in Sydney..by all accounts she was amazing. Most of what I have heard from Anastasia in the past few years could have been Tayloy Dayne from a decade ago....the vocal similarities are uncanny.

As for Samantha Fox...her last full album, 21 st Century Fox (1998),was a great pop release. Unfortunately it was not a success outside of Germany and Scandanavia. She did have a Top 10 hit in Denmark with "Santa Maria" in 1999, and this year a new version of Touch Me was a Number One hit in Sweden. She has a new album slated for release this year titled "Angel With An Attitude".

Someone mentioned Cyndi Lauper above also. Cyndi has ever gone away....she has released several albums since the 80s, all off which have been critical successes, but failed commercially...."Hat Full Of Stars", Sisters Of Avalon"....were released in the 90s.....last year she released "At Last" and "Shine" album finally got a release (after a long, complex and disastrous distribution debarcle!) in Japan only. "Shine" is well worth tracking down though....it is a pity that it was not given wider attention.

As for Cyndi as a live performer...I am yet to hear a better vocal or witness a stage presence that comes close. I saw her again last year here in Sydney and she was totally astonishing. If you ever get the chance to catch her live you should make every effort to see her...you will be blown away.

Many people think that pop singers like Dayne, Fox and Lauper simply vanish off the face of the earth...which is not the case. Most of it is to do with major recording labels not marketing the product...or in many cases the artists are no longer attached to a major label and have to negotiate individual deals for different countries....the smaller labels cannot compete with the major labels in terms of advertising. Having no deal with a major label also means that they are ignored by the larger radio stations....

Anyway, thats my "rap" on the supposedly forgotten ladies from the 80s. Many have produced their best work in recent years, sadly though much of it has gone unnoticed.

Thanks for that info. I for one am guilty of assuming that if a famous performer disappears from the American spotlight, she is just gone and not realizing she could still be a hitmaker in another country.

JonBcn
Apr 21st, 2005, 02:13 PM
If ever you get the chance to see Cyndi's Live...at Last DVD, you must. It's one of the most stunning live performances I've ever seen.

MLF
Apr 21st, 2005, 03:32 PM
what's with the past tense, dear? ;)

Well sir, I was referring to Ms Dayne whom I haven't paid any attention to since the '80s. Ms Fox of course is fabulous though I was red faced buying her records in stores even as an adolescent. Thank God for the internet and the fact I can now buy her stuff in anonimity ;)

bionic71
Apr 22nd, 2005, 07:11 AM
Well sir, I was referring to Ms Dayne whom I haven't paid any attention to since the '80s. Ms Fox of course is fabulous though I was red faced buying her records in stores even as an adolescent. Thank God for the internet and the fact I can now buy her stuff in anonimity ;)

Red faced!
Be an out and proud Sam Fox fan...shout it from the rooftops!
S-S-S-S-SAMANTHA FOX!

MLF
Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:41 PM
Red faced!
Be an out and proud Sam Fox fan...shout it from the rooftops!
S-S-S-S-SAMANTHA FOX!

I know, it's very poor form from me to be so shy about my Sam admiration ;)

There's a series on UK tv at the moment that you might be interested in actually called 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'. It's has been and washed up former stars competing Pop Idol style for a new record deal. Tiffany won the first heat and was fabulous and T'Pau's Carol Decker won last week's heat. Sinitta was on tonight but the results aren't in yet and next week Sybil & Princess are both on so it's a bit of a PWL cheesefest. Each singer performs their most famous hit and one modern day cover.

Back to Taylor Dayne though - did anyone see the show? I hear she can be a bit "difficult". I'm quite interested in hearing her song.

bionic71
Apr 24th, 2005, 11:46 AM
I know, it's very poor form from me to be so shy about my Sam admiration ;)

There's a series on UK tv at the moment that you might be interested in actually called 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'. It's has been and washed up former stars competing Pop Idol style for a new record deal. Tiffany won the first heat and was fabulous and T'Pau's Carol Decker won last week's heat. Sinitta was on tonight but the results aren't in yet and next week Sybil & Princess are both on so it's a bit of a PWL cheesefest. Each singer performs their most famous hit and one modern day cover.

Back to Taylor Dayne though - did anyone see the show? I hear she can be a bit "difficult". I'm quite interested in hearing her song.

Yes...you deserve a good slap and a spanky bottom for hiding your Sam admiration!

Oh...I have heard about this T.V show...I am hoping that someone I know has taped it in the U.K.
Love Princess...that album of hers from 1985 is PWL perfection.
Love Sinitta...still play her 1989 album WICKED, especially when cleaning the house or doing something equally mundane...she perks me up! Couldn't stand Tiffany..although I know the girl can sing very well...she always looked like she had rolled out of a dumpster.
T'Pau failed to make a chart impression in Australia...what was their big track...."Heart & Soul"???? I remember trying to track down their debut album...no bloody record store had it herein Sydney..I think the 80s was over by the time I managed to locate a copy!

Yes..I too am hoping for some news of the Taylor "comeback" show!
Anyone?????

MLF
Apr 24th, 2005, 01:07 PM
Love Princess...that album of hers from 1985 is PWL perfection.


'Say I'm Your Number One' was her "big" track here but I always loved 'After The Love Has Gone'. Would love to find a copy of her cd as my cassette album snapped many years ago! Princess must be in the last heat as the only women on next week's heat are Sabrina & Rozalla. Sinitta didn't make it through her heat - she lost to the dire Hue & Cry.

T'Pau had a huge #1 hit with 'China In Your Hand' though 'Heart & Soul' was very big too.

*taps foot impatiently waiting for some Taylor Dayne VH1 news.....*

bionic71
Apr 25th, 2005, 02:09 AM
'Say I'm Your Number One' was her "big" track here but I always loved 'After The Love Has Gone'. Would love to find a copy of her cd as my cassette album snapped many years ago! Princess must be in the last heat as the only women on next week's heat are Sabrina & Rozalla. Sinitta didn't make it through her heat - she lost to the dire Hue & Cry.

T'Pau had a huge #1 hit with 'China In Your Hand' though 'Heart & Soul' was very big too.

*taps foot impatiently waiting for some Taylor Dayne VH1 news.....*


Finding a copy of the PRINCESS cd is very difficult. It goes for over $US 100 on Ebay I have noticed and can only rarely be found in second hand shops.
If you want me to burn you a copy I would be happy to do so...just PM me your details and I can post it out to you promptly.
If you are on the look out for anything else feel free to ask...:)

Oh Sabrina....I love her, she is no bad its wonderful....."BOYS BOYS BOYS"!
Have you ever heard the track she did with PWL "ALL OF ME"..it is diabolical...even they couldn't make her sound decent.

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 25th, 2005, 11:40 AM
*taps foot impatiently waiting for some Taylor Dayne VH1 news.....*

Sorry, I taped the show but haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. :o

SelesFan70
Apr 25th, 2005, 03:44 PM
If ever you get the chance to see Cyndi's Live...at Last DVD, you must. It's one of the most stunning live performances I've ever seen.

:bowdown: Indeed it is!

MLF
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Finding a copy of the PRINCESS cd is very difficult. If you want me to burn you a copy I would be happy to do so.
If you are on the look out for anything else feel free to ask...:)

Oh Sabrina....I love her, she is no bad its wonderful....."BOYS BOYS BOYS"!
Have you ever heard the track she did with PWL "ALL OF ME"..it is diabolical...even they couldn't make her sound decent.

Oh that's an offer I can't refuse - I'll pm ya soon. I'll do you something poptastic in return.

I bought that Sabrina track 'All Of Me' on vinyl. It was her other "hit" here and had a lovely cover of three Sabrinas in a miniscule woolen lime green mini dress and roller boots. She was always in catfight press rows with Sam Fox back in the day.

bionic71
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:15 PM
Oh that's an offer I can't refuse - I'll pm ya soon. I'll do you something poptastic in return.

I bought that Sabrina track 'All Of Me' on vinyl. It was her other "hit" here and had a lovely cover of three Sabrinas in a miniscule woolen lime green mini dress and roller boots. She was always in catfight press rows with Sam Fox back in the day.

Done deal.

Love that cover....have you ever seen the video...it is gorgeously appauling!
Poor old Sabrina was always asked in interviews about the comparisons with Samantha Fox..I always thought the difference was that one could actually sing o.k and the other had no idea!

I have a recent interview with Sam...from a Swedish t.v show and one of the interviewers asks her about Sabrina....and she says with a stoney face "Who...Sabrina...no, I've never heard of her"...classic.

Other "great" Sabrina contributions to popular music include the track "Gringo"....it was not a hit I can assure you. The chorus was...."Gringo, you treat me like a bimbo, tell me why. Gringo, you make me feel a dingo, tell me why". The dingo reference always perplexed and amused me!

And the delightful "Sexy Girl"...great chorus..."Sexy girl, sexy girl sex, sex, sex"....It was sensational! And in the video she had a little teddy bear straped to her left boob...

~ The Leopard ~
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:35 AM
I saw Cyndi live ... back when I was a li'l spotted cub, and she was wonderful. :worship:

MLF
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Poor old Sabrina was always asked in interviews about the comparisons with Samantha Fox

Well Sabrina was on 'Hit Me Baby One more Time' tonight and we'll just say that Samantha Fox has aged much better of the two ;)

Sabrina performed 'Boys' and a cover of Sugababes 'Hole In The Head' but didn't win her 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' heat. It was won by Shalamar who I have to admit were rather fabulous really, but neither Jody Watley or Jermaine Stewart were in the line up so it's not really the proper Shalamar imo.

Sabrina's attitude was a bit disappointing in that she was being snooty about her past, refusing to watch old performances and saying " my music career only started in 1995".