Eagle-Eye Cherry came on the scene in 1998. I was working at a Top 40 station at the time and pretty much the only thing I knew about him was:
- His dad was famous jazz trumpeter, Don Cherry (who also co-wrote and performed on Lou Reed’s “All Through the Night”)
- His half-sister was Neneh Cherry, who had a huge hit in 1989 with the song “Buffalo Stance”
Still, his debut album, Desireless, went platinum and the first single, “Save Tonight”, went to #5 on the U.S. charts. Not a bad way to start to a career. Unfortunately, that was pretty much as far as it went for Eagle-Eye. He has since released three more albums, but he is what we in radio call a “One Hit Wonder”.