Freestyle Songs or Not

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Hi everybody

Sometimes , pop artists did one or two freestyle songs like Deborah Harry, Samantha Fox , Emjay ...
I found a lot of websites which attribute these 2 sounds like Latin Freestyle genre. Can you confirm if these songs are freestyle ?

-First : Tell it yo my Heart from Taylor Dayne:

- And Second : Two Of Hearts from Stacey Q; :


Thanks in advance
 

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Tell it yo my Heart from Taylor Dayne and Two Of Hearts from Stacey Q. were club hits first that ended up charting after so I consider them Freestyle. Rumors by TimeX Social Club could be put in the same category. It was a freestyle club hit first. Same thing with the song Running by Information Society.

Deborah Harry - Her 1986 song - In Love With Love is definitely a Freestyle song.

Samantha Fox was an odd one. In her case she was the opposite. She was a mainstream pop artist first who's songs became club hits after. I wouldn't consider her freestyle at all.

Emjay would be more in the 90s Eurodance category but I still consider it an off-shoot of Freestyle so it all goes in the same general category.
 

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Yes to both.

Bay Love is a Freestyle classic. This was the golden era of Freestyle. It's at this point that Freestyle songs started to actually chart and get radio play.
 

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Thank you for your answer
I live in France and i didnt have the chance to live at the time the evolution of freestyle
I listened at the time most of famous latin freestyle but i didnt know that was a specific genre , even the name "latin Freestyle" i heard it later thanks to the internet
 

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I’ve always felt Baby Talk was more Euro Disco or New Wavw like CC Catch and Modern Talking. It kind of toes the line. Baby Love I felt was a rip off of Madonna.
 

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For the case of Samantha Fox , she is clearly a Pop/Synth Pop singer but this track is for me a latin Freestyle sound . Full Force are featuring on this song too

 

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Thank you for your answer
I live in France and i didnt have the chance to live at the time the evolution of freestyle
I listened at the time most of famous latin freestyle but i didnt know that was a specific genre , even the name "latin Freestyle" i heard it later thanks to the internet

I was around when the genre stated. Back in the early days ist really didn't even have a name. It got lumped into the Hi-NRG category and really didn't get get called "Freestyle" until the last 1980s.

I'm a walking encyclopedia on the music and I also have a massive collection so please let me know if you need anything.
 

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Hi everybody

Sometimes , pop artists did one or two freestyle songs like Deborah Harry, Samantha Fox , Emjay ...
I found a lot of websites which attribute these 2 sounds like Latin Freestyle genre. Can you confirm if these songs are freestyle ?

-First : Tell it yo my Heart from Taylor Dayne:

- And Second : Two Of Hearts from Stacey Q; :


Thanks in advance
Ahh! Yes Freestyle to both!
 

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I think most people would have various opinions on what is and isn't freestyle.

I would list Alisha's "Baby Talk" as freestyle. All of the other songs listed here, not freestyle. Debbie Harry's "In Love With Love" had a freestyle mix, but was not a freestyle song.

This is the original version that is on her CD.

 
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