Martika - “Toy Soldiers” (1989)
This is the power ballad that made Martika famous for a while. Heavy in subject - an older boyfriend who is drug dealer/heroine addict (he eventually dies) - it was really easy on the ears and a huge success. Some years later Eminem sampled a large part of it for one of his “comeback” singles.
I really liked Martika’s bob and her nice persona, she looked very pretty but not too sexed up. Nevertheless she went on to have a collaboration with Prince on that fine sensual song “Love Thy Will Be Done”.