Sabrina

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Sabrina

Did you have a Summertime love with boys? Remember Sabrina? How could you forget! But where is she now?

Sabrina Salerno (born 1968) was the busty model-cum-singer who certainly got herself known in the late 1980’s with her raunchy song “Boys” and it’s sexy video featuring herself in a swimming pool, jumping around a lot and wearing an ill fitting bikini top! Ah now you remember her! SABRINA!

Sabrina Boys

Sabrina won a beauty contest in Italy at the age of 16 prior to releasing her single “Sexy Girl” two years later, which reached No.19 in Italy. The following year she released her signature tune “Boys (Summertime Love)” that made the top three all across Europe and No.1 in Switzerland and France. Her follow up “Hot Girl” made No.16 in Italy as well as charting high in most other central European countries.

It wouldn’t be until 1988 that “Boys” saw success away from mainland Europe, reaching No.3 in the UK in June and No.11 in Australia. For her follow up, she came to London and the now famous and successful PWL Studios of Stock Aitken Waterman to record “All Of Me”, which was released in September 1988 and reached No.25 in the UK, No.12 in Italy and made the top ten in Belgium, Finland and The Netherlands.

She had released her self-titled debut album in 1987 that had limited success in Australia and France and its follow up “Super Sabrina” the following year which made No.9 in Finland and did very little else! Her biggest success in Italy came with the single “My Chico” which topped the chart there and made No.3 in Finland. She also topped the chart in Finland with “Like A Yo-Yo” which made No.72 in the UK and No.13 in Italy.

Her other hits include “Gringo” (1989) No.10 Italy, No.9 Finland and “Yeah Yeah” (1990) No.21 Italy. She continued to record from the early 90’s but with very limited success. In 2010 she teamed up with another 80’s pin up-turned pop star Samantha Fox. The pair recorded their version of Blondie’s classic “Call Me” and took it to No.4 in Italy. In 2017 she recorded “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” which had previously been a hit for The Arrows, Joan Jett and Britney Spears to name but a few!

Stay in touch with Sabrina through her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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