Could it really be 25 years since the release of Tina Arena's camp anthem, 'I Need Your Body'??
Shaking off any preconceived notions of "Tiny Tina" from her days on 'Young Talent Time', Tina set out to present herself as a full-grown adult pop artist. Back in 1990, the charts were ruled by Madonna, Janet Jackson & Paula Abdul. While they were known for their sizzling dance beats, none were exactly considered powerhouse vocalists.
For her debut, Tina blended the dance beats of the era with a vocal performance that set her aside from the rest. The impact was instant - 'I Need Your Body' shot up the charts with Platinum sales, ending up as the second biggest selling Australian single of the year.
The music video is the stuff of legend. So much so it earned a parody from Gina Riley that itself would be remembered fondly.
Happy 25th anniversary to a true Aussie pop classic!
BONUS: Check out this performance from the Richard Wilkins years of MTV, with a certain 'Dancing With The Stars' judge as Tina's dance partner.