LOVE WILL LEAD YOU BACK by Taylor Dayne

January 18, 2023

Today’s song of the day is a hit single by Taylor Dayne; “Love Will Lead You Back.” The song got to first place on April 7, 1990, and became Dayne’s most successful song. 

Fun Facts:

  • “Love Will Lead You Back” was released on January 20, 1990, after the recording was done at Arista record label the previous year.
  • The hit single was part of Taylor Dayne’s second album, Can’t Fight Fate, which was officially released on October 7, 1989.
  • The catchy lyrics were written by Diane Warren, who won a Grammy Award, an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award for songwriter of the year.
  • “Love Will Lead You Back” reached the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 on April 7, 1990. It maintained this position for 15 consecutive weeks, becoming Taylor’s top-grossing hit single in the United States.
  • When Diane wrote the lyrics for “Love Will Lead You Back, she had Whitney Huston in mind. However, this arrangement was switched when the CEO of Arista record label Clive Davis suggested Taylor Dayne for the role.
  • For the video, director Nigel Dick kept things simple by recording Dayne and her band performing in the studio. The video was first in black and white and then produced in sepia notes.
  • Taylor Dayne was born Leslie Wunderman on March 7, 1962, in New York. She began singing professionally in little-known bands, such as Felony and Next, after graduating from high school. 
  • Dayne partnered with Arthur Baker and Fred Zarr to write “Whatever You Want” for Tina Turner in 1996. She recorded a version of the song and released it in 1998, but it failed to chart. 
  • In 2016, Taylor Dayne ranked #28 on Billboard’s Most Successful Dance Artist of All Time. 

Lyrics 

Saying goodbye

Is never an easy thing

But you never said

That you’d stay forever

So if you must go

Oh, darling I set you free

But I know in time

That we’ll be together

I won’t try

To stop you now from leaving

‘Cause in my heart I know

Love will lead you back

Someday I just know that

Love will lead you back to my arms

Where you belong

I’m sure, sure as stars are shining

One day you will find me again, it won’t be long

One of these days our love will lead you back

One of these nights

Ooh, I’ll hear your voice again

You’re gonna say

Ooh, how much you missed me

You’ll walk out this door

But someday you’ll walk back in

And darling I know, ooh

I know this will be

Sometimes it takes

Sometime you on your own now

To find your way back home

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