Alisha, real name Alisha Itkin, is an American singer who started her artistic career very early, at the age of 8, in part driven by parents eager to see her break into this field.
At the age of 14, she joined the group The Babysitters with which she recorded a first demo distributed to different Labels by her own parents. An obstinacy that will pay off because she is noticed by the producer Mark S. Berry, producer who allows her to record a first single "All night passion". We are then in 1984.
For a first single, it's a masterstroke because the track is a huge success. An essay transformed the following year in 1985 when his self-titled debut album was released. An album that will in turn be a hit and which will produce two other singles in 1985 which are on the one hand, "Too turned on" with less success than its predecessor.
But also and above all "Baby talk", the flagship single of the album and which will set fire to all the Dancefloor on the planet, causing the singer's notoriety to explode overnight.
And to a lesser extent, still taken from the same album, “Stargazing” in 1986.
The year 1987 saw the release of the album "Nightwalkin" but this one did not meet the success of its predecessor. Ditto for the album "Bounce back" which will be released in 1990 and which will be the singer's last album. None of the singles taken from these two albums will be able to compete with the colossal success of "Baby talk".
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
All night passion 1984
Too turned on 1985
Baby talk 1985
Into my secret 1987
I don’t know what comes over me 1987
Let your heart make up your mind 1988
Bounce back 1990
Wrong number 1990
Wherever the rhythm takes me 1996
You wanna be a star (Superstar) 1999
1984 ... a first title which immediately sets the trend : it will be Dance, Dance, Dance. And for a first title, the least we can say is that it is rather successful considering the success it will meet !
1985 ... after a start that will be described as shattering, the rest is somewhat pale. But that's without counting on what is looming on the horizon. Something absolutely sumptuous ...
1985 ... the sumptuous title, here it is ! The title of a lifetime, the one that makes go One Shot into legend. Here she signs one of the biggest dance hits of the decade and of the end of the twentieth century. An awesome title that will literally set fire to every Dancefloor on the planet. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1986 ... a continuation of certain quality but on the one hand at a much slower tempo, and on the other hand, at the level of inspiration slightly a notch below. Too bad, we expected better ...
1987 ... she seems to have learned the lesson. The tempo blatantly re-accelerated, allowing her to regain a level of success worthy of his rank. A salutary questioning ...
1987 ... and go understand, despite an obvious quality, this title will not even be classified. The 80s will have sometimes reserved strange - bad - surprises ...
1988 ... we suspected that this slight air gap on the success side was not going to last forever. Of course, she will never again find a level of planetary success but being classified in the American Charts would be more than enough for 95 % of the singers of the time ...
1990 ... new decade and last notorious hit. She will have been able to adapt perfectly to the new trends of the moment but that will not be enough to keep her afloat throughout the 90s. But 6 years at the top is already not bad !
1990 ... that will not prevent her from continuing to produce a few titles during this decade but the public will already have moved on. Hard law of the trade ...
1996 ... in EuroDance mode. Very much in tune with the times but the competition is such that it is impossible for her to stand out from the crowd. Nice try anyway !
1999 ... a last attempt which unfortunately will not save Private Alisha. But whatever, she will still have left in the musical history of the 80s several pieces of very large caliber including an anthology. Who says better ?
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