A few examples - in "Love Overboard", Gladys Knight sings "They tell me: Gladys..."
Lee Michaels sings (in "Do You Know What I Mean"), "She said, 'Lee, you haven't loved me...'")
"The Look Of Love" by ABC - Martin Fry: "Martin (or Marty), maybe one day you'll find true love"
In "Before You Walk Out Of My Life" by Monica, I'm not 100 percent sure, but it sounds like she's singing "Before you walk out of Monica's life" (at around the 4:15 mark). The one lyric video that acknowledges that irregularly sung chorus indicates that she's singing "Before you walk out of my life, 'cause of life", which IMO doesn't make any sense - certainly not as much as the way I heard it (which I'm thinking is the right lyric).
Post by DJ Particle on Jul 29, 2019 4:28:07 GMT -5
This phenomena was rare back in the day, but now you hear it happen on many songs to hit the top 40. I forgot who was asked about it, but apparently the reason why so many artists do it now is because DJs don't announce songs as often as they used to, and the artists still want you to know which songs are theirs.
Looks like the "If you play it, say it" campaign of the 1990s failed.