THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
76-Candi Staton-Young Hearts Run Free.
1976-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 3.58.The actual pronunciation of her surname is ‘STAY-TAN.’ How many of you DJ’s and presenters have been getting it wrong all these years?
Canzetta Maria Staton was born,March 13,1940 in Hanceville,Alabama,U.S. Her singing career began in 1953,with her latest Album,’Unstoppable’ being released in 2018.During that time she has covered Soul,R&B, Gospel,House,Dance and Disco music.In the 1990’s she reached a whole new generation when providing the vocals for the ‘House Music’ track ‘You Got the Love'(1991-Number 4 single and when remixed in 1997 it reached Number 3.)
‘Young Hearts Run Free’ was written by David Crawford(1943-1988,) Staton has said,’David Crawford was always asking me,’What’s happening in your life,’ and I was then with someone I shouldn’t have been with and it was hard getting out of that…very abusive relationship.I noticed that he was taking notes,and he said,’You know I’m gonna write you a song that’s gonna last forever.’
The songs lyrics are based on Candi Staton’s real life experiences,they are a warning to young girls not to stay in an abusive relationship.
‘It’s high time now just one crack at life,who wants to live in,in trouble and strife.’
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