Saturday, December 12, 2009

Marilyn Martin

Marilyn Martin (born on May 4, 1954 in Tennessee) is a pop/rock singer from the mid-80s. She was raised in Louisville, Kentucky and began her music career by singing back-up vocals for artists such as Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks.

When former head of Atlantic Records, Doug Martin heard Marilyn singing backup on Stevie Nicks' 1985 album "Rock a Little," he was impressed quite enough to ask for a demo from her. After that, she was signed to Atlantic Records for a two-album contract.
In 1985, Marilyn scored a number-one hit with "Separate Lives," a duet with Phil Collins from the film soundtrack to "White Nights." The song became Marilyn's most notable hit song to date.
A year later, Marilyn released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #72 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The first single from the album "Night Moves" peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock charts.
The follow-up singles, "Body and the Beat" and "Move Closer" were released, but failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts at all.
In 1988, Marilyn released her sophomore album "This is Serious" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200 chart.
The first single from the album, "Possessive Love" (which was written and produced by Madonna) failed to make an impact on the charts.
The follow-up single, "Love Takes No Prisoners" didn't fair well either. During that same year, Marilyn recorded a duet with David Foster entitled "And When She Danced" which was featured in the film "Stealing Home."

After the album and singles failed to make much impact, Atlantic Records released Marilyn from her contract, but she continued to work as a back-up vocalist into the 90s.

In 1994, she recorded a country music album entitled "Through His Eyes," but it was never officially released.
These days, Marilyn works as a realtor and resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Greg Droman, who is a music producer and engineer.

In 2012, she independently released her new album "Trust, Love, Pray."

To see Marilyn's official website, go to:

To see the music video for "Night Moves," go to:

To see the music video for "Move Closer," go to:

To see the music video for "Possessive Love," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Love Takes No Prisoners," go to:

To see the music video for "Separate Lives," go to:

To see the music video for "And When She Danced," go to:

[updated on 06/02/13]


Nicholas said...

I love her song Possessive Love since its release. Till now I am still listening to this song.


Hoo Man Chan ( Lok Chan ) said...

me too nicholas! i just love love "posessive love", it's cool and kind of groovy. such a shame that she didn't catch succes with her good music....