Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne

Real Name:
Leslie Wunderman
Taylor Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman ; March 7, 1962) is an American pop vocalist, songwriter, dance artist, and actress. Overall, she has 17 individual Top Tens on Billboard Charts including, most recently, her 2008 Billboard #1 "Beautiful". Dayne's career ignited with seven consecutive top ten Billboard Hot 100 hits including the #1 Love Will Lead You Back; she has also topped the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart three times.

Taylor Dayne began singing professionally after graduating from high school in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, singing in little-known rock bands such as Felony and Next. She began singing solo after finishing college, and released the dance single "I'm The One You Want" under the name Les Lee in 1985.

Signed to Arista Records, her first song to crack the top ten was the dance-pop hit "Tell It to My Heart" in 1987. The song was an instant smash worldwide, peaking in the top five of most major markets worldwide, and achieving a peak of number one in many countries, including Germany. The hit songs that followed included "Prove Your Love", "I'll Always Love You", "Don't Rush Me", "With Every Beat of My Heart", "Love Will Lead You Back", "I'll Be Your Shelter", "Heart of Stone", "Send Me a Lover", "Naked Without You", and "Whatever You Want".

In the United States, she achieved three gold singles, with "Tell It to My Heart", "I'll Always Love You", and "Love Will Lead You Back". "I'll Always Love You", a change-of-pace ballad compared to Dayne's earlier releases, was her breakout hit on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1988 and paved the way for future uptempo dance tracks such as "Don't Rush Me" and "With Every Beat Of My Heart" to gain acceptance at Adult Contemporary radio.

In 1990, "Love Will Lead You Back", a Diane Warren composition, peaked at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In 1993, she sang a cover of Barry White' 1974 hit Can't Get Enough of Your Love. The song reached #2 in the Aria Charts in Australia.

As an actress, Dayne appeared in the 1997 Sci-fi television series Nightman as Carla Day, a singer who is also the leading character's love interest, performing many jazz songs alongside Marc Bonilla and Dragonchoir. Later on, she performed on Broadway in Elton John's Aida in 2001. She has had roles in independent films such as Fool's Paradise (1997), Stag (also in 1997) and Jesus the Driver (2004), as well as the Warren Beatty-produced 1994 remake of Love Affair. Dayne also had a recurring role on the Showtime series Rude Awakening.

Taylor Dayne was featured in the VH1 series Remaking, which featured her close friends, Leah Remini and Michelle Reid (also referred to as the Don on VH1). The series documents Dayne's return to music after taking time off to have a family, (she has twins, Levi and Astaria ...
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Taylor Dayne Discography Tracks


Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart (Album) Arista US 1987 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Can't Fight Fate (Album) Arista Malaysia 1989 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Soul Dancing (Album) Arista US 1993 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Naked Without You (Album, Maxi) River North Records US 1998 Sell This Version
CLP 1265-2 Taylor Dayne Performance(CD, Album) Goldenlane Records CLP 1265-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Satisfied (Album) Intention Music US 2007 Sell This Version
1021-2 Taylor Dayne Live Original Artist Live Recording(CD, Album) TGG Direct 1021-2 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart (Single, Album, Maxi) Arista Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Prove Your Love (Single, Maxi) Arista Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Don't Rush Me (Single, Maxi) Arista Spain 1988 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne I'll Always Love You (Single, Maxi) Arista Canada 1988 Sell This Version
JB 7644 Scialpi e Scarlett* / Taylor Dayne Scialpi e Scarlett* / Taylor Dayne - Pregherei / Tell It To My Heart(7", Edi) RCA, Arista JB 7644 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Taylor* With Every Beat Of My Heart (Maxi, Single, EP) Arista, Arista UK 1989 Sell This Version
AFS-9882 Taylor Dayne I'll Always Love You / Don't Rush Me(7", Single, RE) Flashback Records (4), Arista AFS-9882 US 1989 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Love Will Lead You Back (Maxi, Single) Arista, Arista Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart / Prove Your Love (The House Mixes) (Single) Arista US 1989 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne I'll Be Your Shelter (Single, Maxi) Arista Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Heart Of Stone (Single) Arista Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Diana Ross / Taylor Dayne Diana Ross / Taylor Dayne - Upside Down / Tell It To My Heart Unidisc US 1990 Sell This Version
114-0114, 210321 Taylor Dayne Sere Tu Refugio = I'll Be Your Shelter (7", Single, Promo) Arista, Arista 114-0114, 210321 Ecuador 1990 Sell This Version
ADP-2168 Taylor Dayne Up All Night (Remixes)(12", TP, W/Lbl) Arista ADP-2168 US 1991 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Maxi, Single) Arista Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Send Me A Lover (Single) Arista US 1993 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne I'll Wait (Maxi, Single) Arista UK 1994 Sell This Version
Taylor Dayne Original Sin (Theme From The Shadow) (Single) Arista Australia 1994 Sell This Version

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October 30, 2016
Taylor Dayne had such a unique sound that stood out amongst her dance floor peers, you see Taylor can belt.. Most of the other girls in the 1986-1992 era really couldnt. What set Taylor aside was her voice.. That big, powerful, instrument.. she can do ballads, bangers, and rock n roll... To this day if Miss Dayne releases new material I buy... she is fabulous.. and she sounds super sweet on vinyl.


August 11, 2006
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During the 1988 explosion of post-punk acts (waaah), Bros., Kylie & Jason, Sabrina or Taylor Dayne seemed to be more exposed than others. Thank God for Rave and House infiltrations that tore dancefloors aside...

´Tell It To My Heart´ on the other hand shouldn't have sounded half as bad (irresistable beat wrapped in old school electro) if it wasn't for Taylor so obviously plagiarising Madonna from her 'Lucky Star' period - Taylor looked like a banshee, her temper threatning to let loose every second but it was a necessary hype in that exhausting boy-bands/fake pin-ups opportunity year 1988 - a hit she got remebered by, no matter the fact it was nothing spectacular. Looking at her photos attached here on Discogs, the idea of a certain Anastacia couldn't have been more transparent.

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