Sunday, November 04, 2012

Juxtaposition: Glenn Frey vs. Taylor Dayne

Maybe it's just me, but is Taylor Dayne's "Tell It To My Heart" a dance club reincarnation of Glenn Frey's "The One You Love"?

I know that sounds like the most absurd hypothesis ever, but humor me for a second...  

Several years back, I was on a caffeine-fueled roadtrip in the middle of the night and heard "The One You Love" on a schmaltzy soft-rock FM station.  I remembered the song from my childhood, but couldn't remember the name of the song or the artist.  The melody rang tinny in the back of my conscious for nearly two years before I realized it was by former Eagles songsmith, Glenn Frey (say it with me now: The "H" is "O").

The only reason I held onto this smoother-than-smooth, yacht-rockin' heartbreaker for so long was because it reminded me eerily of Dayne's dancefloor megahit from the early '90s.

Even if you don't buy into my crackpot theory, give the videos a watch, because they are both pretty spectacular relics of their respective times.


Glenn Frey - "The One You Love"


Taylor Dayne - "Tell It To My Heart"


5 comments:

Gray Beard Diaries said...

I know this post is very very old BUT. I just listened to the glenn frey song for the first time last night. I loved it!! The thing is, I couldnt get it out of my head and fell asleep with it on my mind...when I woke up I some how ended up mashing it up with the taylor dayne song with out even knowing. I thought I was crazy until I googled it and found this post lol

Nightman said...

Totally agree. Also include The Spinners I’ll be around. There, that’s three tracks for the mash. :)

Nightman said...

https://youtu.be/BPl68mhgxbM

Amelia Ray said...

https://youtu.be/vI-5-Y4FbGs

Some friends and I were having this same discussion a few years ago so I finally made this. Thanks for The Spinners' suggestion!!

Tae said...

Thank you for the comments! While this was originally posted back in 2012, it's great to see people stumbling across it years later, and to finally feel vindicated that I wasn't crazy for hearing a connection between the two songs. Loved hearing the acoustic mashup, too! Cheers. ~Tae