Have you heard Tina Arena sing?
Tina began her career as a seven year old, performing live every weekend on Australia’s longest running variety television show, Young Talent Time, one of my favourite shows when I was growing up! My sisters and I would would watch this every Sunday night and we would sing and dance along with the performers. Oh how I wanted to be just like Tina Arena!
By the time she departed the show in 1983, Tina was already a household name and her songs I Need Your Body and Strong As Steel (1989) cemented her blossoming status. Her 1998 album In Deep sealed her fate as an international star and she then based herself in LA. Some of her performance highlights at this time included performances with Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder and Donna Summer. However, it was her collaboration with Mark Anthony on the song Spend My Lifetime loving You from the Mask of Zorro soundtrack that gave her a new kind of European success. The duet tipped the scales in France where both song and the movie were huge hits.
Arena's sixth album titled Songs of Love & Loss was released in 2007 and was primarily made up of songs originally recorded by women in the 1960s and 70s such as Dusty Springfield and Diana Ross and the arrangements featured a full string orchestra. The album peaked at #3 on the ARIA Top Albums chart.
While Arena was promoting Songs of Love & Loss in Australia, her first French single in two years, Entends-tu le monde?, was made available to French radio. The film clip for the song was shot in and around Sydney during the promotional tour of Australia and went on heavy rotation on French music television channels upon its release. The song was the first single from her French album 7 vies which was released on 28 January 2008 and debuted at #12 on the official French charts, her highest debut ever in the country. The single "Entends-tu le monde?" was released on 11 February 2008 and debuted at #10 on the French charts, becoming her sixth top ten single there.
The title roughly translates into English as "Do you hear the world?"
I hope you enjoy listening to one of my favourite Australian singers.
Best wishes always,
Natasha In OzMusic is the universal language of mankind. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Outre-Mer