SADE "PARADISE" (1988)
By Mark Nobes
80s music was certainly not short of stunning basslines, and you have to admire the one on Sade's "Paradise", as it's such a quality track. In fact, I bought her Stronger than Pride album purely because I fell in love with single, and, thankfully, the album did not disappoint.
Released in 1988, "Paradise" was the band's ninth single release, and was lifted from the their third aforementioned studio album, which achieved platinum status in the UK and 3x platinum in the U.S. The single reached #29 in the UK, #16 on the U.S. Hot 100 and #1 on the U.S. R&B chart, and was the follow-up to "Love is Stronger than Pride", which peaked at #44 in the UK.
The British and European CD single included four tracks; "Paradise" (Extended Version), "Hang On To Your Love" (US Remix), "Keep Hangin' On" (Live) and "Paradise" (Instrumental).