From 20's "Lovers Rock" here it's "By Your Side" by Sade.
Review.- Helen Folasade Adu (born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade, is a Nigerian-born English singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer, noted for her soulful, smoky contralto voice. She has achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 20s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular Grammy Award-winning group Sade.
Sade was born in Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria. Her name, Folasade, means honour confers a crown. Her parents, Bisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English nurse, met in London and moved to west Africa. Later, when the marriage ran into difficulties, Anne returned to Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, taking four-year-old Sade and her older brother Banji to live with her parents. Living in Colchester, Essex, Sade read a good deal, developed an interest in fashion, acquired a taste for dancing and listened with pleasure to soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye.
In 1977, Sade arrived in London for a three-year course in fashion design at St. Martin's College. On graduating, she set up a small fashion company, making men's clothes, in London's Chalk Farm, with a friend, Gioia Mellor. She also found work as a photographic model.
Her debut album, Diamond Life (with overall production by Robin Millar), went Top Ten in the U.K. in late 1984. January 1985 saw the album released on CBS' Portrait label and by spring it went platinum off the strength of the Top Ten singles "Smooth Operator" (which reached # 5 at US Billboard Hot 100, and probably, her major hit) and "Hang on to Your Love." Her second album, Promise (November 1985), featured "Never As Good As the First Time" and arguably her signature song, "The Sweetest Taboo," which stayed on the U.S. pop charts for six months. Sade was so popular that some radio stations reinstated the '70s practice of playing album tracks, adding "Is It a Crime" and "Tar Baby" to their play lists. In 1986, Sade won a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Sade's third album was 1988's Stronger Than Pride and featured her first number one soul single "Paradise," "Nothing Can Come Between Us," and "Keep Looking." A new Sade album didn't appear for four years. 1992's Love Deluxe continued the unbroken streak of multi-platinum Sade albums, spinning off the hits "No Ordinary Love," "Feel No Pain," and "Pearls." While the album's producer Mike Pela, Matthewman, Denman, and Hale have gone on to other projects. The new millennium did spark a new scene for Sade. She issued Lovers Rock in fall 20 and incoporated more mainstream elements than ever before. Debut single "By Your Side" was also a hit among radio and adult-contemporary listerners.
"By Your Side" is the lead single from Sade's fifth studio album, Lovers Rock (20). The track was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" in 2002, losing out to Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like a Bird". The video for this single was directed by Sophie Muller.
This song was featured in a Sex and the City episode entitled "The Good Fight", originally aired on 6 January 2002.
In addition, "By Your Side" was reached
#67 in Germany, #29 in Ireland and Sweden, #10 in Italy, #61 in Switzerland,
#17 at UK singles chart (20), in the U.S. Billboard charts was reached #41 at Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks,
#18 at Adult Contemporary, #2 at Hot Dance Music/Club Play
and finally #75 at Hot 100 singles (2001).
This is also a very popular song at wedding receptions as most couples choose it as their "First Dance" song. Celebrities who have used this at their weddings include: Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli wedding. As well as, Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra.
In 2005, Sade recorded a new track, "Mum", which she had performed at the Voices for Darfur charity concert on 8 December 2004 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to raise awareness and funding for the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region.