Actions speak louder than words! You got to show Robin S some love…
Robin Stone (b. New York, 1962) is one of those artists that has played on one song for three decades now. Her 1993 debut single, “Show Me Love”, has been remixed and re-recorded so many times, even she has lost count! Robin actually recorded the song, that had been co-written by Fred MacFarlane (1959-2016), back in 1990. It was released independently and was not a commercial success. It was only in late 1992 that Swedish DJ Sten Hallström aka StoneBridge remixed the song and it was picked up by Big Beat Records that Robin ended up high in the sales charts around the world.
“Show Me Love” topped the dance charts in multiple countries around the world and reached No.5 in America, No.6 in the UK and the top ten of the sales charts in over twenty countries in the early months of 1993. Robin “S”, as she called herself, followed this with “Luv 4 Luv”, which also did well on the Dance charts but was not so successful commercially, peaking at No.53 in the US and No.11 in the UK. Her debut album, “Show Me Love”, was a mild success and featured three more singles that were released throughout 1993 and into early 1994, although none of these were able to match the popularity of her first two.
The first of many remixes and re-issues of “Show Me Love” came in 1997, which took Robin back into the UK top ten as she prepared to release her second album, “From Now On”, that same year. Robin achieved a UK top 40 hit with the lead single, “It Must Be Love” (No.37), while the rest went by without any notice at all. Of note, however, was the track and single, “Midnight”, which was originally recorded by British act Yazoo and written by its singer, Alison Moyet. New mixes of “Show Me Love” started to roll off the production line from 1999, with further versions appearing in 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009! The 2002 and 2006 versions finding limited success in Europe but not elsewhere, while the 2009 version saw Robin team up with another Swedish DJ/Producer, Steve Angello and Dutch DJ Laidback Luke, which took the song to No.11 in the UK, her highest chart position there since “Luv 4 Luv” in 1993.
Robin has continued to record as a guest vocalist on many standalone tracks ever since, mostly in the club and dance music scene as well as. Her most recent collaboration saw her team up with veteran producer, Todd Terry, for the track, “All That I Got”, in 2020. Robin also makes appearances at 90’s retro festivals and also house/dance/club gigs and is always a popular guest, particularly when performing her best known, and as many fans would probably admit, her only known song! C’mon Robin, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me baby!
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