Help Identify this Mystery Song
July 26, 2011 5:29 AM   Subscribe

My friend is obsessing over a song that she can't recall any music to, who sang it, or what it's called. What she remembers: it came out around '91, was about losing someone, sung by a solo female who she thinks had short blonde hair, and the video was shot in black & white. It came out around the same time as Nothing Compares To You, and equally as sad. I know no better place than here to try and find this song.
posted by multiphrenic to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Shakespears' Sister - Stay?
posted by k8t at 5:43 AM on July 26, 2011

Missing has some of your requirements, though not all. From 1994.
posted by frobozz at 5:51 AM on July 26, 2011

Tomorrow Wendy - Concrete Blonde?
posted by Optamystic at 5:54 AM on July 26, 2011

Wendy Morris - The day you went away. Solo female, black & white video (but she has long black hair)
posted by b33j at 5:54 AM on July 26, 2011

Short blonde hair, 1990, about losing someone?

Must be Must Have Been Love by Roxette, surely?
posted by benzo8 at 5:57 AM on July 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

Dark hair, but Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World?
posted by pised at 6:01 AM on July 26, 2011

Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You)?

Obviously doesn't fit all the requirements, but I'm not assuming your friend has perfect memory.
posted by John Cohen at 6:03 AM on July 26, 2011

Wonderful Life by Mathilde Santing? Bit later (1999), but a thought.

Another (earlier, 1984, power ballad) thought: All Cried Out by Alison Moyet. Sorry for the very poor tv recording; YT won't let me see any other videos.

See that John Cohen already linked to Lisa Loeb (love that track).
posted by likeso at 6:07 AM on July 26, 2011

Jane Child "Don't wanna fall in love"
posted by orangemacky at 6:14 AM on July 26, 2011

Oh yeah. '90s music FTW.
posted by k8t at 6:17 AM on July 26, 2011

Response by poster: The first answer (Stay) was the correct one! You guys did it again.
Thanks to everyone for helping out..makes me want to go out and listen to 90s music all over again.
posted by multiphrenic at 6:17 AM on July 26, 2011

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