Song of the Day: Alannah Myles, “Black Velvet”

Happy Black Friday! Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer-songwriter who’s best known for "Black Velvet," which earned her a Grammy (for Best Female Vocal Performance in 1991) and a Juno award (for Single of the Year in 1990). The song reached #1 in the US, Sweden, and Switzerland, #2 in the UK, Germany, and New Zealand, #3 in Australia and the Netherlands, and #10 in Canada.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Alannah Myles, “Black Velvet”

  1. I remember thinking she was destined for big things. I also recall getting her confused with Melissa Etheridge on the radio, who was new on the scene at the same time.

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    1. They do sound alike, don’t they? Alannah had several more songs that did well on the Canadian AC chart, none of which crossed the border. Sad, really, because she had a hell of a voice…

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