Battle of the Bands

Newcomer meets 80s POP star #BoTB results

Hello, kittens and dawgs in this round of BoTB I asked you to vote La Diva or Sheena Easton covering The Emotion’s “Best of My Love”.  The numbers came in with a strong lead for the 80s POP star. I scratched my head.  When I was putting this battle together I thought more people would like the newcomer’s strong R&B vocals but it didn’t like it was going in that direction.

I liked both covers but clearly, I liked one slightly more than the other.  I liked Sheena’s jazzy version and smooth vocals over LaDiva more copy-cat version. In the end, the newcomers didn’t make the cut only securing half the votes of the 80s POP star. I sorta thought LaDiva would carry more weight than they did but in the results were an 8 to 4 victory for Sheena Easton!


In case you missed the Whatever Happened to ….? series featuring Sheena Easton then check it out, here.

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This is Curious as a Cathy signing off Easton’s 1#1 peak position (1988) in U.S. group ‘Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales’, The Lover In Me!







I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Thomas Anderson

    Hi, Cathy!

    I’m sorry your ears didn’t match mine in this battle, but I don’t have a problem with Sheena Easton winning. I love her style, posted about her on SDMM and, in an upcoming series, have her entered in a singing competition against other great female singing stars of the 80s.

    I enjoyed this bonus song, “The Lover in Me,” a single released in October 1988. The video was frequently requested by viewers of my MTV style station where I worked during that period when the “Freestyle” genre was at its peak of popularity.

    Thanks for putting on a great battle, dear friend Cathy, and have a wonderful day!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Tom, I like LaDiva but compared to Sheena Easton my ear was just more in tune with Easton’s style. I’ll be looking forward to your upcoming series featuring her. Thanks for playing along and for the dedication in today’s post. 🙂

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