Thursday, April 2, 2009

Haywoode

Haywoode (born Sidney Haywoode) is an English pop singer from the 80s. She is the sister of singer Emma Haywoode.

At an early age, she trained at London's Corona Stage Academy. She has experience in acting, singing, dancing and modeling. From October of 1981 to 1982, Haywoode joined Flick Colby's Zoo.
In 1983, Haywoode signed to CBS Records and released her first single, "A Time Like This" which peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In the United States, the song peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
Haywoode's second single, "Single Handed" didn't fare better, peaking only at #85 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Her third single, "I Can't Let You Go" peaked at #65 on the U.K. Singles chart in 1984, but a remixed version peaked at #50 on the U.K. Singles chart in 1986.
In 1985, Haywoode released her debut album, "Arrival." It's unknown how or if the album made the charts in the U.K.
Haywoode's fourth single, "Roses" peaked at #65 on the U.K. Singles chart, but when it was re-released a year later, it fared better, peaking at #11.

The song also peaked at #45 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The success of the song led her to appear on "Top Of the Pops."
The fifth single, "Getting Closer" peaked at #67 on the U.K. Singles chart and #25 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Her sixth single, "You'd Better Not Fool Around" flopped on the charts, peaking at #82 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1987, Haywoode released the single, "I'm Your Puppet" which peaked at #98 on the U.K. Singles chart.

Haywoode later recorded more singles under the name "Sid Haywoode." After that, it seemed as if she faded into obscurity.

She was rumored to have recorded a follow-up album, "A Haywoode Return" for Hollywood Records, but the existence of this album has yet to be proven.
In 2011, (24 years after the release of her debut album) Haywoode released a new album entitled "Bounce Back" on the Wonderlick Productions label.

To see a fan-made video for "A Time Like This," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kcIN5dFDlU

To see a fan-made video for "Single Handed," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhQ8wC0UjH4

To see a fan-made video for "I Can't Let You Go," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SqJ5zbFWMw

To see the music video for "Roses," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_aam3tDci8

To see a fan-made video for "Getting Closer," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYrxyNIhQDI

To see a fan-made video for "You'd Better Not Fool Around," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibUoD3C-HY

To see a fan-made video for "I'm Your Puppet," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY_ogkzUZH0



[updated on 05/20/2013]

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