Saturday, August 3, 2013
She changed her last name to Holland (after the origin country of her ancestors) because she thought that it would make a better stage name.
It was produced by singer Michael McDonald (who would later become her husband).
The success of the song helped her earn a Grammy nomination for "Best New Artist" in 1981, but she did not win it.
Amy would often perform the song live on music television shows such as Japanese music show "Music Fair" and "Young Oh! Oh!"
In 1982, Amy was featured on rock singer Chris Christian's single "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing / You're All I Need To Get By" which managed to peak at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The single "Anytime You Want Me" managed to peak at #110 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. During that same year, Amy married Michael McDonald.
After the release of her second album, Amy went on to provide vocals for soundtracks to films such as "Scarface," "Night of the Comet," "Teen Wolf," "St. Elmo's Fire," "Square Dance," "The Lion of Africa" and "K-9."
Amy and Michael later had two children and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Not much was heard from Amy during the '90s and she had seemingly faded into obscurity, but the reason for her absence was due to a battle of breast cancer which she survived.
These days, it appears if Amy is still active in the music business and according to her Facebook, she plans on making a new album.
To see Amy's official website, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "How Do I Survive," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Anytime You Want Me," go to: