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Old 02-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Early 90's pop song - artist begins with A or Z or Za...(from video description)?

Just trying to think who the hell it was and what the single hit was...I vaguely remember the TUNE to the chorus, but no words - "...that will be your...something" (mid-chorus) I vaguely remember the video and it had arabs or something with white head-dress, a dark-blue night-sky (blue-screen) background and a Taj Mahal looking thing over the edge of the balcony behind them in either gold or brown like wood...

The ARTIST name (I think) was a single word or name beginning with EITHER Z or A (Possibly "Za***" or something) - I know it WAS on a compilation album, but not one of the "Now Thats What I Call Music" series, and it wasn't a really well known song...it was definately a 1-word band/group name.

Any ideas? I know it was a one-hit-wonder and they or he were of asian or indian decent (I think - the video kind of suggested that...) and it used to be on the radio the same time as "I Swear" by whoever did it in the early 90's...I think it was pre 1995, but the radio always plays songs from god-knows-how-long back and doesn't hint at the year...I know it was a kind of flash-in-the-pan thing and haven't heard it since in came out (1990-1995)

(I really dunno - I'm 28 and can't think of it...nobody else in my age group knows what song I'm thinking of, and its not my usual type of music at all - I don't remember it being particularly GOOD...just kind of had that thing stuck in my head for years)
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I vaguely remember the TUNE to the chorus, but no words - "...that will be your...something" (mid-chorus) I vaguely remember the video and it had arabs or something with white head-dress, a dark-blue night-sky (blue-screen) background and a Taj Mahal looking thing over the edge of the balcony behind them in either gold or brown like wood...
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Any ideas? I know it was a one-hit-wonder and they or he were of asian or indian decent (I think - the video kind of suggested that...) and it used to be on the radio the same time as "I Swear" by whoever did it in the early 90's...I think it was pre 1995, but the radio always plays songs from god-knows-how-long back and doesn't hint at the year...I know it was a kind of flash-in-the-pan thing and haven't heard it since in came out (1990-1995)

This song always sounded vaguely Arabic and has a Black dude in it who some folks might thing was like an Indian dude:


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Nah it was neither of those...that 2nd one sounds far too arabic - it was much more standard western sounding than that (not boyband, but pop-singer...y'know where I'm coming from?)

The fact I couldn't watch the video as I'm in the UK didn't help...maybe it was a uk only minor hit?
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Is possibly Zappacosta? He had a single on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, that would have been late 80s and some of the subsequent singles could have still been getting airplay into the 90s. He also had a few other minor hits (at least in Canada) around the same time.
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Zappacosta sounds much more like the kind of thing I'm talking about than Terence Trent...I'll report back if I can find it on youtube - I THINK it may have had an eastern-sounding flute or pipes in it if that helps...(but maybe not lol)
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