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Born Brenda Shannon Greene in 1958, Shannon spent her childhood years in Washington, D.C., and New York City's Brooklyn borough. While attending college, she joined the New York Jazz Ensemble as a singer, which led to a chance meeting with drummer Lenny White and some recording sessions. One single, 1983's "Let the Music Play," was issued on the New York-based dance label Emergency as a 12" single with Shannon listed as the artist. Produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, the track's heavy upfront staccato beats and synth bass marked it as an early freestyle single. The record became a monster club hit, pumped its way up to the pop Top Ten, and sold a million copies. Shannon's debut album, Let the Music Play, was issued on Mirage in February 1984 and went gold, peaking at number 32 pop in March 1984. Shannon followed that up with the Top Ten R&B hit "Give Me Tonight," as well as "My Heart's Divided." Do You Wanna Get Away was the title of her second Mirage album, issued in May 1985. The title track single hit number 13 R&B in spring 1985. Her third album, Love Goes All the Way, was released on Atlantic in 1986, with the singles "Dancin," "Criminal," and "Prove Me Right." She did work for soundtracks and jingles and started recording again during the late '90s, when she contributed to releases by the likes of Todd Terry, Sash!, and Jacques Lu Cont (years before Madonna sought him out). After appearing on VH-1's One-Hit Wonders program, she released the 1999 album The Best Is Yet to Come on the Contagious label. A Beauty Returns, featuring an appearance from Dead Prez and a cover of the Human League's "Human," followed on Diggin 4 Brown in 2007. ~ Ed Hogan
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Albums by
Shannon

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    16 songs

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    Moc celtyckich bebnów. MusicTherapy - Power of Celtic drums

    16 songs

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    Muzykoterapia - Moc celtyckich bebnów

    12 songs

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    The Best Is Yet to Come

    7 songs

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    Why Why

    1 song

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    Daybreak Rain

    5 songs

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    Give Me Tonight

    14 songs

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    Let the Music Play: The Best of Shannon

    13 songs

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    Angel in Disguise

    11 songs

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    The Best Is Yet to Come [SoundDesign]

    8 songs

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    Let the Music Play

    8 songs

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    Do You Wanna Get Away

    9 songs

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    Let the Music Play: The 2009 Remixes

    5 songs

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    Let the Music Play

    1 song

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    Breath


Top Songs by
Shannon

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Let the Music Play
  3.   Give Me Tonight
  4.   Let the Music Play
  5.   Let the Music Play
  6.   Do You Wanna Get Away
  7.   Sweet Somebody
  8.   Electric Slide
  9.   My Heart's Divided
  10.   Why Can't We Pretend
  11.   Dancin'
  12.   Dirty Old Town
  13.   Give Me Tonight
  14.   Do the Wrong Thang featuring Afrika Bambaataa
  15.   To Be Loved
  16.   20inch
  17.   I Know
  18.   In My House
  19.   To the Lakes…
  20.   Celtic Fiesta
  21.   My House
  22.   Road of Desire
  23.   Hang On
  24.   Coming Back To You
  25.   Winter Night
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Shannon

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    Disco Inferno

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    Funk

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    Disco Deep Dive

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    '80s Hits

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    Soft Hits

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    Classic Hits


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