"Tell It To My Heart
" was when Leslie Wunderman became Taylor Dayne, getting a deal with Arista Records just for the single. When the song became a global hit, Clive Davis and Arista put their promotional power behind her, and she delivered 3 more hits from her first album. For her second album Can't Fight Fate
, Arista continued using outside songwriters, even though Dayne was anxious to be part of the process. In our 2010 interview, Taylor told us: "This was my sophomore record. That was 1989, so at that point you're talking 3 years of really understanding, seeing more publicly what really moves people. You're part of the machine, and the machine's moving with or without you, because I was in that pop world. But I also understood that a great ballad, a great song like that can touch millions of people in such a way that you'll never understand, you can't comprehend. Yet you can look at your own history, like myself personally, and think of the songs that have moved me. 'Love Will Lead You Back' was instant for me. I remember sitting there with Clive and he played me 'Love Will Lead You Back' and that's one of Diane's biggest gems. Just one of those incredible, incredible songs."
Regarding Diane Warren, Dayne added: "Diane is probably one of the most passionate, involved songwriters I've ever met in my entire life. She was calling the studio on that first record. We had no idea who she was, we just knew that this girl was Tenacious D. That's what we call her. She is Tenacious D right there." (Check out our interview with Taylor Dayne