Song of the Day #3,998: ‘The Sweetest Taboo’ – Sade

‘The Sweetest Taboo’ was the lead single on Sade’s 1985 album Promise. It stayed on the U.S. Hot 100 for six months, while the album topped the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K.

This was back when an easy listening light jazz/soul act could become a chart-topper. I guess the closest we get to this sort of thing these days is Adele, but she’s not quite in the same mold.

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