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On Vox: 90's Music Monday: Vanessa Williams

The Right Stuff
The Comfort Zone

I usually don't play this Vox music game on Mondays, but for some reason I was thinking about Vanessa Williams and got side tracked watching videos on YouTube from her post-Miss America scandal career.

I wasn't thinking of the wonderful "Ugly Betty" version of the multi-talented Vanessa Williams, but the take that Bob Guccione version, who in 1988 put out a top-selling record "The Right Stuff".

And followed it up with an even better and more popular record "The Comfort Zone" in 1991. The biggest single from the album, and her biggest hit ever was "Save The Best For Last".  That song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks and reached #1 on charts in countries all over the world. The album went triple platinum and earned her four Grammy nominations. And it was another one of the tapes (yes, cassette) that was regularly playing in my car back then.

Vanessa Williams has got to be one of the most beautiful women in the world in my opinion and probably the most successful former Miss America.

I'm tossing in two 80's clips from "The Right Stuff" too because I just can't help it. [1]










[1] According to the PBS documentary, "Miss America," the Vanessa Williams issue of Penthouse ultimately brought Penthouse and Guccione a $14 million windfall. Too bad she didn't see a dime of it.

Originally posted on patty.vox.com