Before starting her career in 1985 as American singer-songwriter Taylor Dayne, she was originally born Leslie Wunderman on March 7, 1962, in New York. From 1985 until 1987, she originally performed as Les Lee, but it was changed to Taylor Dayne when she signed with Arista Records in 1987. The early half of Dayne’s career saw much success as seven of her released singles managed to peak within the top ten US Billboard Hot 100 charts. In addition to her singing career, Dayne also performed as an actress and has also appeared on a number of television programs. Her most recent television appearance was during the 2020 season of The Masked Singer where she appeared as The Popcorn until the semi-finals. Season four of the series was won by LeAnn Rimes, who called herself The Sun. In total, Taylor Dayne has recorded and released five studio albums and twenty-five singles. She has also released fourteen music videos. Her debut album (Tell It to My Heart) was released on January 18, 1988, and has since earned double Platinum Certification with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Gold Certification from Music Canada (MC). Dayne’s second studio album (Can’t Fight Fate) was released on October 16, 1989, and it was the most successful of her career. It earned double Platinum Certification with RIAA and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), as well as Gold Certification from Music Canada. Her third album (Soul Dancing) was released on July 13, 1993. So far, it has earned Gold Certification from the RIAA, Music Canada, and Australia’s ARIA.
On February 5, 2008, Taylor Dayne released her fifth studio album (Satisfied), along with the single (Beautiful). On the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, it beaked at the very top while on the US Billboard Hot 100 at #23.
9. Heart of Stone
The single (Heart of Stone) comes from Taylor Dayne’s second studio album (Can’t Fight Fate). On the Canadian Hot Singles chart, it peaked as high as the fourth spot in 1990. On the US Adult Contemporary chart, it placed eighth and on the US Billboard Hot 100 at #12.
8. I’ll Be Your Shelter
Coming from the 1989 album (Can’t Fight Fate) is the single (I’ll Be Your Shelter), which is Taylor Dayne’s first song to reach number one on the Canada Top Singles chart. It also peaked as high as fourth on the US Billboard Hot 100 and with Australia’s ARIA chart.
7. With Every Beat of My Heart
In 1989, the single (With Every Beat of My Heart) leads the album (Can’t Fight Fate) to achieve tremendous commercial success for Taylor Dayne. The song was her fifth top-ten hit consecutively as it placed fifth on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as on the Canadian Singles Chart. It also cracked into the top ten of the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, ranking eighth.
6. Love Will Lead You Back
On the US Billboard Hot 100 and the US Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, the 1990 single (Love Will Lead You Back) reaches the top at number one. With the Canadian Singles Chart, it placed second. This song comes from Taylor Dayne’s second studio album (Can’t Fight Fate) and it has since become certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
5. Don’t Rush Me
Released in 1988, the single (Don’t Rush Me) comes from Taylor Dayne’s debut album (Tell It to My Heart). On the US Billboard Hot 100, it charted as high as second-place while on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary in third place. On MTV, the music video associated with the song was played often in rotation, which added to the song’s popularity.
4. I’ll Always Love You
Taylor Dayne’s performance of the single (I’ll Always Love You) earned her a Grammy Award nomination in 1989 for Best Female R&B Vocal, which she lost to Anita Baker and her single (Giving You the Best That I Got). It was also nominated as Best R&B Song but the single (If You Don’t Know Me By Now) by the duo of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff got the win instead. This romantic ballad charted as high as second place on US Billboard Adult Contemporary and third on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also charted globally, but not quite as high as it did within North America. On the Canadian Singles Chart, however, it did reach #11.
3. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love
The single (Can’t Get Enough of Your Love) is an altered remake of Barry White’s original version (Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe). When Taylor Dayne recorded her third studio album (Soul Dancing) in 1993, it was suggested she alter the cover song’s title. After its release, it peaks as high as second on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, as well as Australia’s ARIA chart. In Australia, the single sold enough singles to become certified Platinum.
2. Prove Your Love
The single (Prove Your Love) was the second hit for Taylor Dayne to reach the music charts, which peaked as high as number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs list. It peaked at number seven with the US Billboard Hot 100, and eighth with the UK Singles Chart and the Dutch Single Top 40 chart.
1. Tell It to My Heart
Taylor Dayne’s debut album (Tell It to My Heart) brings forth the leading track of the same name, which proves to be the most successful hit of her musical career. On the music charts, it peaked at number one on Germany’s GfK Entertainment Charts, the Dutch Single Top 100, and the Swiss Hitparade. On the UK Singles Chart, it peaked as high as third place while on the US Billboard Hot 100 at seventh.