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Jane Child

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Jane Child (born on February 15, 1967 in Toronto) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and musician best known for her 1990 hit song “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”, which peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for three weeks in the spring of 1990. Her follow-up single, “Welcome to the Real World”, was a modest hit, peaking at #49. These originated from her eponymous debut, which peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Pop Albums Chart. In 1992, she contributed a track titled “Mona Lisa Smiles” to the soundtrack of Freejack, a sci-fi action thriller starring Emilio Estevez, which was included on her sophomore release, “Here Not There”, one year later. This album was a departure from her debut, in that she mixed standard-issue new-jack with hard rock tracks, and using outside writers on a few of them.

Her modest success was ultimatley short-lived, but her biggest hit, “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”, has found enduring status thanks to the Shep Pettibone remix which is often considered as one of the early ’90s best Popular House records. Child is currently working on a new album, having been largely unsuccessful with obscure Japanese projects and movie soundtracks throughout the 1990s.

Jane Child resurfaced in the 2001 with her third album, “Surge.” It included two single, “Almost Beautiful” and “Nice Day.” While the album did not gain attention from the mainstream, it was touted as a welcome return by her supporters. While it was stated her fourth album was complete, there has yet to be a date set for its release.

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  • iDoogle3097

    Yeah I have to thank GTA V for introducing me to this woman

    18 Jan 2:03am Reply
  • idkmon

    nice surprise from the GTA 5 pop station

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nicoinfurs

    Thank you, GTA V. (Non-Stop-Pop FM!!)

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    I still remember how cute she was in her video for "Don't Wanna Fall In Love"[2]

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • anonnamiss

    she's amazing

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Has anyone ever seen her perform live in person? I would love to see her live!

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I have all three of Jane's albums so far! They are all slightly different from one another but none the less fabulous! I sincerely hope Jane releases her fourth album! Even if she only sold the album from her official website, I would like pay full price for it using PayPal! It is a shame that so many people are so blinded by celebrity and the trash that is played on the radio that they cannot see and accept Jane's brilliance!

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • kidblinks

    "Here Not There" is such a stunning album.

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • djquikjr

    shes brilliant. thats the sole reason she never caught on. her second album was out of this world creative wise. it was all over the place. i listen to it now in 2010 and its still ahead of whats going on. i refuse to believe it was created in the 90s. impossible smh

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I downloaded the "Surge" album amazon dot com last night. The album is an awesome, amazing, mastepiece of secular music! I recommend Jane's album, "Surge" to those who do not yet have it!

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Jane Child is a fabulous and amazing music artist! I appreciate her music, lyrics and her voice!

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • chadderack

    I still remember how cute she was in her video for "Don't Wanna Fall In Love".

    12 Jun 2009 Reply
  • savasci

    @ discotequedude Sometimes extreme talent or creativity is not recognized until later generations. Unfortunate, but true. I'm sure our grandchildren will truly appreciate it. At least, they had better, if those little bastards know what's good for them...

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    "You appear every morning and you scream when i try to sleep. You come on without warning. Watch laughing as i bleed."

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Jane Child is an artist the mainstream should not have lost interest in. She is a unique and enduring music artist.

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Nitra666

    yea

    17 Nov 2006 Reply
  • UncleGropey

    heavy smile might be her best song, tho. give it a listen.

    25 Jun 2006 Reply
  • Sinjin

    'Welcome to the Real World' is her other hit

    20 Feb 2006 Reply

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