Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Glenn Medeiros - "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You"

Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You - Glenn Medeiros

(Debuted February 14, 1987, Peaked #12, 25 Weeks on the Chart)

For the first half of the 1980s, there were no teen singers who hit the charts at all. Unlike previous decades that saw legions of singers who weren't yet 20 and targeted directly at the young girls who encouraged their fathers (and boyfriends) to buy their records, the early-to-mid-1980s saw groups of teenagers -- Menudo, New Edition, Musical Youth -- but no solo stars. That changed in 1986, when Charlie Sexton hit, and the floodgates opened for teenaged solo stars for the rest of the decade. Among those singers was Glenn Medeiros, 17 at the time of his first hit.

The hit was "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You," a song co-written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin that appeared on George Benson's 20/20 LP in 1984. Medeiros's version was fairly consistent with Benson's, which appeared during the era where he put aside the guitar that brought him his reputation and focused on being more of an AC crooner. A radio executive visiting Medeiros's home state of Hawaii heard the song, took a copy of the single home and spread it once he got there. Medeiros hit #12 with the song in the Summer of 1987, but had a #1 single in the U.K. with it in 1988.

Today, Glenn Medeiros still deals with the kids. He's the vice principal of a grade school.

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