Friday, December 18, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Nothing Has Been Proved' by Dusty Springfield

Yesterday I was revisiting Dusty Springfield's 1990 comeback album, "Reputation." Although Dan Hartman, of "I Can Dream About You Fame" who died of AIDS in 1994, produced three songs ("Send It to Me," "Time Waits for No One" and "Born This Way"), Paul O'Duffy (Swing Out Sister, Amy Winehouse) produced another ("Arrested by You"), and Andy Richards produced the stellar title track, it was Side 2 -- produced by her "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" collaborators (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) -- that was the most interesting part of the LP. Two were hit singles -- the epic "In Private" and today's song of the day -- two were original album tracks (the Pet Shop Boyish "Daydreaming," "Occupy Your Mind") and one was a Goffin-King cover ("I Want to Stay Here"), all of which cemented Dusty's legacy as the queen of blue-eyed soul. Read my 2010 post about "Reputation" -- which also mentioned Liza Minnelli's "Results" (1989) and Ronnie Spector's "Unfinished Business" (1987) -- HERE.


schmiedepaul said...

I had a mid-teen obsession with the Profumo affair, which is what the song is about. It was written for the film Scandal, and that's why I bought the 7".

Claude Remains said...

Nothing has been proved was also the theme song to the British movie "Scandal" about the Profumo scandal in the 1960´s.