Top 10 Wendy & Lisa Songs

Wendy & Lisa Songs

Our Top 10 Wendy & Lisa Songs list looks at the music of two brilliant musicians and songwriters who got their start as members of the band Prince & The Revolution. Both Wendy & Lisa played a large role in probably the most commercially successful period of Prince’s career. The two artists were featured heavily in the motion picture Purple Rain. Both Wendy Melvin and Lisa Coleman would continue to work together after Prince broke up The Revolution and hired new musicians for his future projects. Wendy Melvin and Lisa Coleman would continue with their stage name Wendy & Lisa in releasing a series of albums together while also collaborating in film and television scoring. The duo never had a huge hit single but have retained a loyal following of fans as they have released five studio albums sporadically over the past thirty five plus years.

# 10 – Ballon

We open up our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list with the gorgeous song entitled “Ballon.” It was great to have the sound of Wendy & Lisa back after a ten years absence of new material.  The song “Ballon,” was released on the album entitled White Flags of Winter Chimneys. The album was released in 2008. “Ballon,” is a moody piece that clearly defines the impact that their film and television scoring had on their songwriting.

# 9 -Reaching One

Continuing with our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list we take a listen to the luscious song entitled “Reaching One.” The song was released on the album entitled Girl Bros. The album was released in 1998. It would be re-released a year later in 1999 with a different title called  Wendy & Lisa “Girl Brothers Inc. It seemed they probably realized it was important to keep their name in the title as many people didn’t realize that Girl Bros was a Wendy & Lisa album. “Reaching One” is a great grooving song that echoed the style of their first two albums.

# 8 – Blues Away

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list we present the song entitled “Blues Away.” The song was released on the album entitled Wendy and Lisa. The album was released in 1987. This was the duo’s first solo album release. This great rocking song opened up side two of the album. It was one of the heaviest songs on the record with a funk rock groove that was simply to die for.  The song was written by Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Bobby Z. Robert B. Rivkin also known as Bobby Z was a former bandmate of Wendy & Lisa playing drums in the Revolution. His drumming really fuels the groove behind this awesome song.

# 7 – Strung Out

In the number seven position on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list is the song entitled “Strung Out.”  The song was released on the album entitled Eroica.  The album was released in 1990. This was Wendy & Lisa’s third album release. “Strung Out, “was the first single released from the album.  In the United Kingdom, the song hit number forty four on the charts. It’s a shame the song wasn’t bigger in the United States as it’s a really great track. The song’s harmonies also feature Wendy & Lisa’s sisters Susannah Melvoin and Cole Ynda.

# 6 – This Is the Life

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list we present the song “This Is the Life.” The song opens with a chord progression that echoes the legendary song “Purple Rain.” The song was released on the soundtrack album to the motion picture Dangerous Minds which starred actress Michelle Marie Pfeiffer. Fueled by the late Coolio’s hit “Gangster Paradise,” the soundtrack album sold more than three million copies making it one of the biggest selling albums of 1995. Wendy & Lisa’s song “This Is The Life,” closed out the album. The song also originally appeared on their debut album titled as “The Life.”

# 5 – Are You My Baby?

At the halfway point on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list is the pulsating song entitled  “Are You My Baby?”  While Wendy & Lisa definitely had developed their own sound, of course, they could not help but also be inspired by the man who brought them their fame in the first place. This is probably the most Prince inspired song that they released as solo artists. Just take a look at the spectacular video performance below.

# 4 – Lolly Lolly

Talking about great songs? Talking about my baby is what I’m taking about if you know what I mean. This one smokes. Wendy & Lisa knew how to lay down a groove with such substance that one could not stop listening to.  At the number four spot on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list we present the jubilant song entitled “Lolly Lolly.” The song was released on the album entitled Fruit At The Bottom. The album was released in 1989.  In the United Kingdom, the song hit number sixty four. It was a top 10 hit in the Netherlands where it peaked at number eight.

# 3 – Waterfall

Moving along on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list we present the song entitled “Waterfall.”  The song was released on the album entitled Wendy & Lisa. The album was released in 1987. There were so many great songs on this album, it must have been tough to choose which one to release as the first. “Waterfall,” would become the first single released from the album. It was a great choice because this is such an outstanding song. Wendy & Lisa had to be two of the most talented and sexiest female singer songwriters on the planet at the time. And of course, they still are in so many ways.  “Waterfall,” would become the duo’s only single to break into the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty six. It was a top 20 hit on the charts in the countries of Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

# 2 – Fruit At The Bottom

Just off the top spot on our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list, we celebrate the song entitled “Fruit At The Bottom.” Now, this is what you call a fun song. I remember when this album first came out I played this song all the time. I think that’s very important to remember when you’re looking back at songs about how you felt about them when you first heard them. This one was special. The song closed out their second album also titled Fruit At The Bottom. The album was released in 1989.

# 1 – Honeymoon Express

This is what you call a breathtaking funk meets soul meets pop meets who knows what single. And what’s crazier was it was never been released as an official single and never charted. We close out our top 10 Wendy & Lisa songs list with the song entitled “Honeymoon Express.” This phenomenal song was released on the album entitled Wendy & Lisa. The album was released in 1987. The song opened up the album. Don’t miss this video, you will watch it over and over again.

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