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OLDIES SUNDAY: Aswad – Don’t Turn Around (1988)


Don’t you just love hearing a Reggae cover version of a popular song? Well you’ll love our selection today on “Oldies Sunday“! Today we go back to the 80’s with UK Reggae Band, Aswad with the track, “Don’t Turn Around“. Produced by Chris Porter, this was released through the Mango Label and Island Records in 1988. The song was originally a Tina Turner B-Side written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond and released in 1986, but gained the attention of Aswad when they heard Luther Ingram’s 1987 cover version. The Reggae version turned out to be a hit for the Band as it was the #1 single in New Zealand and UK (with a Silver certification), and a top ten hit in Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. It also influenced Swedish Pop group Ace of Base’s cover version which the Band helped to produce.

Aswad went on to release over 21 albums and scored a couple more hits, but “Don’t Turn Around” is still a crowd favourite. Nice up your Sunday by checking out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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NEW VIDEO: @SamsungMobile Presents: Keep On Pushing (Trailer)


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Today’s new video comes in the form of a movie trailer. Samsung Mobile, along with their Galaxy series and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, presents a semi-documentary titled “Keep On Pushing“. This film is about the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team and shows two friends traveling to Jamaica to make a documentary about them. The 1988 and 2014 Bobsleigh teams are featured in this film along with Usain Bolt and looks to be a great way to boost promotion for the 2014 Jamaica Bobsleigh Team and delivering a positive message. Looking forward to this one. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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