Jane Child – “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”

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This is such an electrifying song and the vocals are just magnificent! If one were to listen to the song for the very first time on the radio or cd, and did not know who the singer was, they would probably believe she was an American R & B singer and right away start trying to figure out which R & B singer she was. It is a fact that the song is being sung by a Canadian singer who falls in the genre of Freestyle, pop, R&B, synth-pop & rock.

“Don’t Wanna Fall in Love,” is a song written, arranged, and performed by Jane Child. The song was held back at #2 by Sinead O’Connor’s floating head of doom singing “Nothing Compares 2 U,” a beautiful song written by the late musical genius, Prince Rogers Nelson, which held #1.

This is her sole Top-40 hit, although she has a comprehensive music career including work as a record producer. Child has since been on-again off-again in her solo career, preferring studio and session work.

The video shows Child stalking about in Manhattan; she wanted it that way because she conceived the song there. MTV was still showing videos at the time, and Child had a very interesting look that created some buzz: Cornrows and a chain that ran from her pierced ear to her pierced nose. According to Child, the chain was inspired by Eastern culture. She grew up in Toronto where there is a large Indian population.

In the UK, the song only made it to #22 on the UK Singles chart; this was because she refused to appear on the UK TV show Top of the Pops. Reportedly, she considered that to be “selling out.”

Child also provided the song “Mona Lisa Smiles” to the soundtrack of the much-underrated cyberpunk popcorn-muncher film “Freejack.”

Credit: Song facts.com

 

Song Lyrics –

Ain’t no personal thing, boy
But you have got to stay away
Far, far away from my heart, my heart
Don’t you know what your kiss is doing
Let me tell it to you from the start, boy

I don’t wanna fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good
I’ll fight you to the end, baby

You’ve been hanging around, boy
And you have started sinking in
Whoa baby, you’re way out of line now
Unaware how this all got started
Let me tell it you one more time, boy

I don’t wanna fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good
I’ll fight you to the end, baby

I don’t wanna fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good
I’ll fight you to the end

I learned something about myself
Last night with you I knew
I didn’t want nobody else
And you’re scaring me to death now baby

I don’t wanna fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good
I’ll fight you to the end

I don’t wanna fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good
I’ll fight you to the end

I don’t wanna fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good, baby yeah
I’ll fight you to the end

I don’t want to fall in love
Love cuts just like a knife
You make the knife feel good
I’ll fight you to the end

Writer/s: JANE CHILD

 

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