Three chart singles. One charted album. And then she was gone.
Early in 1991, her biggest hit was released. It became so popular, it was a top ten hit on the Pop and R&B listings that year. It made year-end countdowns, placing high up the charts. Music fans figured, she’s one to watch. And she was, but only for that one year. After the singles faded, she did too.
The singer? Tara Kemp. That big hit? “Hold You Tight.” You say you don’t remember it? Start the video below and see if it jogs your memory:
If you watched MTV or any video channel in 1991, or listened to pop or urban radio when this song was released, you will probably remember this track. But even if you don’t, take a listen to it again. I won’t guarantee it, but I think you might nod your head to it, or mildly chair-dance. Maybe when that chorus comes up, you can sing along.
Whether you remember it at all, or remember it fondly, “Hold You Tight” is the Morning Groove for today. And as always, thanks for reading and listening.