Jill Lamoureux of Scavenger Hunt has lent her velvety vocals to an incredible selection of hits from the 80s and 90s and dropped them online as one rather wonderful mixtape. A mixture of hits and great lost pop wonders wonders from Ace of Base, Suzanne Vega, Paula Abdul, Kim Carnes, Roxette, Sophie B. Hawkins and Donna Lewis (I Love You Always Forever, forever a classic) all seem tailor-made for Amoureux who, as the lead singer of Scavenger Hunt, first caught our attention last year with their Wilson Phillips-vibing Wildfire/Till I See A Sign EP.
White Town’s 1997 chart topper Your Woman gets the same sprinkling of sparkling synths which softens its suburbia-made, electronic sound, and Scavenger Hunt don’t shy away either from tackling the big players. Madonna’s Like A Prayer? Mariah’s Always Be My Baby? Prince’s I Would Die 4 U. Michael Jackson’s Human Nature? All present and correct. Less a playlist, this is more a tribute to the artists and songs that have inspired the LA duo, no matter how big or small, lovingly curated and topped off with a huge Janet Jackson finale produced by Bees Knees.
Stream below and scroll down for the full tracklist.
:16 ACE OF BASE “All That She Wants”
2:30 SUZANNE VEGA “Tom’s Diner”
4:00 DURAN DURAN “Come Undone”
4:36 WHITE TOWN “Your Woman”
6:19 KIM CARNES “Bette Davis Eyes”
9:04 PRINCE “Nothing Compares 2 U”
9:22 PAULA ABDUL “Rush, Rush”
(Saxophone by Randy Gist)
11:08 MARIAH CAREY “Always Be My Baby”
11:44 MADONNA “Like A Prayer”
13:53 SWV “Right Here”
14:06 MICHAEL JACKSON “Human Nature”
15:51 ROXETTE “Listen To Your Heart”
17:44 MONICA “Don’t Take It Personal (One Of Them Days)”
19:11 MARIAH CAREY “Honey”
20:18 GO WEST “King Of Wishful Thinking”
22:44 SOPHIE B HAWKINS “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”
25:07 PRINCE “I Would Die 4 U”
28:29 DONNA LEWIS “I Love You Always Forever”
31:45 JANET JACKSON “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”
(Produced by Bees Kees)