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Will It Ever Happen All Over Again for Lonnie Gordon?

Philadelphia born Lonnie Gordon won her first solo record deal with Supreme Records back in 1989. Her debut single was a cover of First Choice’s “Let No Man Put Asunder,” but it was her next offering that became her breakthrough. Written and produced by British hitmakers Stock, Aitken & Waterman, “Happenin’ All Over Again” was actually written for Donna Summer.  The single peaked at No.4 in the UK upon its release in Jan. 1990.

The follow-up hit single “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” stalled at a disappointing No.48 and not even the third single, “If I Have to Stand Alone,” managed to repeat the success (it peaked at No.68). Unfortunately, the debut album If I Have to Stand Alone never saw the light of day in the UK. In 1991, Gordon issued “Gonna Catch You,” produced by the Italo house act Black Box. The track was also featured in the Vanilla Ice movie Cool as Ice. That track made the Billboard Hot 100.

Whatever Happened to ‘80s Sensation Sonia?

Pop artist Sonia was discovered by production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman at then end of th ‘80s. She was 18 years old when she recorded her debut single “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You.” The track was a No.1 hit on the UK singles chart and was followed by her debut album Everybody Knows in 1990.  It’s interesting to note that many of her tracks misses some of the words in the song titles. She sings “counting every single minute” in “Counting Every Minute” and “you’ll never stop me from loving you” in her debut hit. At the beginning of the ‘90s she placed several hits on the chart and also made a charity duet with Big Fun. Does anyone remember them today? She fell out with Stock, Aitken & Waterman and changed to producer Nigel Wright in 1991. Needless to say, her career dipped. She actually won the British leg of the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, but she was unable to lose as she sang all the entries. Another interesting note is her replacing teenage singer Debbie Gibson in the musical Grease. Last year she actually returned with the single “Fool for Love.”  It was her first single since 1995.