Although there’s certainly to be a few of you kids out there just wondering who the f#$k Cathy Dennis is, that’s certain to change before you dive headphones into her blissful banger, “Falling” and a playlist of her greatest werk that’s sure to warm up this chilly Tuesday.
Getting her start in the early ’90s as front diva to UK dance collaboration, D-Mob (“C’Mon and Get My Love” all damn day), Ms. Dennis would then go to strike out on her own strobe lit accord, serving us on the dance floor with two studio albums–Move to This & Into The Skyline which would become home to moderate Billboard chart hits, “Just Another Dream,” “You Lied to Me,” “Too Many Walls” and “Irresistible.” And of course, we simply can’t leave out “Why,” her offering to the critically acclaimed Beverly Hills 90210 soundtrack, in which she also appeared in an episode where she stopped by to perform the delicious ditty at The Peach Pit. Remember? Of course you do, Brenda.
But perhaps Ms. Dennis’ greatest charting diva accomplishment came in ’91 with Move to This smash second single “Touch Me (All Night Long),” which took over the Billboard charts and put our girl on the music map. Originally recorded by R&B singer Fonda Rae, “Tuch” (as it was originally spelled), became a minor hit for her and her backup band Wish in 1984 and get this…..was actually featured in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, which of course you can watch below.
However, although Dennis will forever make us move for our music lives, her best beats come in the many, many, many songs she’s written for a buffet of music artists including Kelly Clarkson (“Before Your Love”), Katy Perry (“I Kissed a Girl”), S Club 7 (“Never Had a Dream Come True,” Carrie Underwood (“You Won’t Find This”) and the one-and-only Ms. Britney Spears in which Mizz Cathy had a pen in two of her In the Zone tracks, “Showdown” and “Toxic.” Yes, kween.
All of this should not just help you dive straight into “Falling,” butt into this playlist of Ms. Dennis vibes that’s sure to warm up any chilly fall day and beyond…..now, move.
This month’s grooves sound like….