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If only he could have...




Not much info about Sydney Youngblood other than the fact that he is a German-American singer who will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the enormous title "If only I could" released in 1989.


Single which will literally set fire to every Dancefloor on the planet this year and which will undoubtedly remain as one of the biggest Dance Hits of the 1980s.


As such alone, he deserved this article.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Ain’t no sunshine 1988

  • Congratulations 1988

  • If only I could 1989

  • Sit and wait 1989

  • I’d rather go blind 1990

  • Hooked on you 1991

  • Wherever you go 1991

  • Anything 1993

  • No big deal 1993

  • So Good So Right (All I Can Do) 1994



Clips :


1988 ... a luxury cover of Bill Withers' cult title from 1971 as an appetizer. A good job but not enough to hope to play on equal terms with the Greats ...



1988 ... a first title, this time original, but above all of quality and which proves that the singer has potential, it is clear. It only remains to find the title that will make all the difference ...



1989 ... the title that will make all the difference, here it is ! The singer delivers here quite simply one of the biggest dance hits of the end of the 80s and fits One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !



1989 ... a new mega hit in the wake, the singer literally walks on water. An exceptional end of the 1980s in all respects for the artist who became one of the biggest phenomena of the moment



1990 ... unfortunately, the transition to the 90s will prove to be much more complicated to manage than expected. Especially when we start again in the luxury covers with this revisited version of the title of Etta James dating from 1968. The recovery is of quality but the sanction in the Charts is immediate : direct fall ...



1991 ... fortunately, this title will allow the singer to save the furniture and to return to success. But not sure that this is enough to restore sufficient momentum for the rest of the events ...



1991 ... a dynamic which unfortunately does not last despite a title of more than certain quality. The decline is irreversible and nothing, and no one, can stop it ...



1993 ... after an empty year 1992, we witness a very furtive return of success. But it will indeed be the last because this time, mass is said ...



1993 ... the adventure continues for good and the singer still believes in it. Rightly so when we see what he continues to offer. But the public went elsewhere ...



1994 ... an excellent Dance song which unfortunately went completely under the radar. When it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore. End of the adventure ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Youngblood

Official Website :

https://www.sydney-youngblood.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/236633