CATHY DENNIS : Just Another Dream
In the past decade, Cathy Dennis has written more hit singles than we could possibly care to mention – and most all of them completely brilliant. Kylie’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, Britney’s ‘Toxic’, Katy’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’, Sugababes ‘About You Now’ and even Diana Vickers’ recent UK No.1 single ‘Once’ were all co-penned by Ms Dennis. But back in the late ’80s and ’90s, Cathy Dennis was in front of the microphone, laying down some of the most classic pop pieces of the period. And none was quite so big for her as ‘Just Another Dream’ – a US top ten hit and a top 20 hit here in Australia.
It screams ‘early ’90s’, with it’s stabbing base and (now dated) percussion – but then we get to the video clip itself, which is infused with so many bright, shiny colours, it could almost cause permanent retinal failure. And was that Rick Astley providing the male bits in the chorus? It certainly sounded like it at the time. Classic pop.