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Hazell Dean

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She started her career in 1970s, but achieved a chart success in the 1980s working with the famous Stock Aitken Waterman team. Dean was elected three times as the ‘Best Live Performer’ by the Federation of American Dance Clubs (U.S.), and twice as a ‘Best British Performer’ by Club Mirror awards (UK).

Her biggest hits, were “Whatever I Do” (A track originally recorded by Michael Prince called Dance Your Love Away, re-written by Stock Aitken Waterman because Hazell disliked the chorus) and “Who’s Leaving Who” (a remake of the Anne Murray hit), both made number 4 in the UK Singles Chart in mid-late 1980s. She also recorded and had a moderate hit with “Turn It Into Love”; which was originally recorded by Kylie Minogue and included on her debut album, “Kylie”. A fan poll on Hazell’s Yahoo Messageboard for their favourite track of her’s was topped by “Maybe (We should call it a day) - the My Ami mix, which failed to chart. Hazell had a No1 single in South Africa with SAW produced They Say It’s Gonna Rain. Dean’s also proved to be popular and successful in the U.S. charting singles on both the Club Play chart and radio station charts. Her single, “Better Off Without You” was voted “Best Commerical 12” Single” in 1991.

Carlton Records had Dean record an album of ABBA covers, however as well as a few big ABBA hits, the album included some more thoughtful choices from the ABBA back catalogue. Hazell’s The Winner Takes It All cover scraped the UK singles charts in the mid-90s.

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