Ten 12″ Singles Must-Haves For Your Collection.

The late 80s, early 90s was an exciting time for music, especially in the clubs. One would often hear a particular version of a song that they would never hear anywhere else, not even on the radio. I admit, I’m a little biased towards the 12″ vinyl format. Depending on the song, I would often use the 12″ version as opposed to the album version. But then there were certain songs that once you heard the 12″ mix, you wouldn’t want to go back to the radio version So this week, I’m going to give you 10 such songs and I encourage you to check them out on YouTube or maybe even Spotify, if it’s available on either platform.

 

10. Loose Ends - "Love's Got Me" - Remixed Club Version - 1990, 1991

Written by Carl McIntosh, Trevor Jacobs, Kenny Nicholas & Sunay Suleyman

9. Teena Marie - "Since One Day" - Remix - 1990

Produced by Jazzie B

Jazzie B.

8. Tracie Spencer - "Save Your Love" - To The Rescue Club Mix - 1990

Produced by Steve Barri, Tony Peluso, & Kenny Harris

7. Alyson Williams - "I Need Your Lovin'" - 12" Remix

Produced by Vincent Bell & Russell Simmons Remix by Jazzie B & Nellee Hooper

David Morales

6. Melba Moore - "Do You Really Want My Love" - Wanna Dance Mix, Club Version - 1990

Produced by David "Pic" Conley & David Townsend Remix by Goh Hotoda (Hush Productions) & Fred McFarlane

5. The Brand New Heavies - "Never Stop" - Extended Remix - 1991

Produced by The Brand New Heavies Remix by David Morales

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

4. Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles, Chaka Khan & SKAM "I'll Be Good To You" - Good For Your Soul Mix - 1989

Produced by Quincy Jones & Rod Temperton Remix/Additional Production by Arthur Baker

3. Madonna - "Keep It Together" - 12" Remix - 1990

Produced by Madonna & Stephen Bray Remix by Shep Pettibone

Quincy Jones

2. Lisa Stansfield - "All Around The World" - Long Version, American Club Remix - 1989

Produced by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, & Andy Morris American Club Remix Produced by DJ Mark The 45 King

1. Ralph Tresvant - "Sensitivity" - Extended Version - 1990

Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Flyte Tyme Productions)