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The Sweetest Taboo

  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Rock
  • Blues
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  • 1985
  • 1986
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  • 2011

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“The Sweetest Taboo” is the lead single from the English group Sade’s second studio album, Promise (1985). While the song peaked at number thirty-one on the UK Singles Chart, it fared considerably better in the U.S., where it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1986, remaining in the top forty for thirteen weeks. It also became the band’s second consecutive number-one hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, following “Smooth Operator”. “The Sweetest Taboo” is mentioned in the lyrics of Prince’s 2005 charity single “S.S.T.“, as well as in Mos Def’s 1999 song “Ms. Fat Booty”. The French duo Les Nubians recorded a song called “Tabou” on their 1998 album Princesses Nubiennes, credited as a French adaptation of “The Sweetest... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ There's a quiet storm ... Too good for me ... Sometimes i think you're just too good for me

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More songs by Sade (See Charts): Never As Good As The First Time, Love Is Stronger Than Pride, Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator, No Ordinary Love, By Your Side, Clean Heart, and Tar Baby.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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