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Juice Newton

Background information
Birth name Judy Kay Cohen
Also known as Juice Newton
Born February 18, 1952 (1952-02-18) (age 55)
Origin Lakehurst, New Jersey
Genre(s) Country, Pop, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1975–present
Label(s) Capitol Records, RCA Records
Associated
acts
Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Anne Murray, Eddie Rabbitt

Juice Newton (born Judy Kay Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop music and country singer. To date, Newton has received a total of five Grammy nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (winning once in 1983), as well as a CMA Award for Best New Female Artist. She has several Gold and Platinum records to her credit, including Juice, Quiet Lies, and her first Greatest Hits album. Newton has charted 14 top-ten hits across the Billboard US Country, US AC, and the US Hot 100, with many of the songs achieving crossover success. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Juice Newton Photo by Alan C. Teeple File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lakehurst is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Rosanne Cash from the back cover of Rhythm & Romance (1985). ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ... Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lakehurst is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Juice is the multi-platinum 1981 album by American pop-country singer Juice Newton. ... Quiet Lies is the 1982 album by American pop-country star Juice Newton. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Contents

Early career

In the early 1970s, Juice Newton, Otha Young and Tom Kealey formed a band called Juice Newton and Silver Spur that, due to local success, was signed to RCA Records. The group released two RCA albums (in 1975 and 1976) and scored only one charting country single with "Love Is a Word". The band signed with Capitol in 1977, but disbanded shortly after releasing one album for the label. In 1978, Newton went solo (but remained with Capitol Records), although Silver Spur would remain the name of her backup band until 1982. Later in 1977, the one-off single "It's a Heartache" became Newton's first solo record and a major hit in Mexico, where it eventually went Gold[citation needed]. In 1978, Newton released the song in the United States, and it became her first Hot 100 pop hit. However, Bonnie Tyler's cover of the song was released one week later[citation needed]. and eclipsed Newton's version on the pop charts, with Newton's stalling at #86 and Tyler's climbing to #3 (as well as #10 Country). Also, in 1978, The Carpenters recorded the Newton-penned song "Sweet, Sweet Smile"; the single, which was co-written by Otha Young, reached #7 on both the Country and Adult Contemporary charts and #44 on the pop chart. Juice Newton and Silver Spur was a country-rock band in the mid 1970s. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ...


Newton's solo debut album, Well Kept Secret, was released the same year. The album saw Newton cultivating a rock sound, and it stands as Newton's most rock-oriented record, to date. Unfortunately, neither the record nor its single ("Hey Baby") charted, though Capitol Records proceeded to renew Newton's contract. Capitol's investment in Newton began to pay off in 1979, when Newton had her first country top-40 hit with "Let's Keep It That Way" (another one-off single). Later that year, the album Take Heart featured five modestly charting singles: "Until Tonight", "Any Way That You Want Me", "You Fill My Life", "Lay Back In The Arms of Someone" and "Sunshine". The latter became Newton's second top-40 single on the country charts (in 1980), with "You Fill My Life" reaching #41. Both of Newton's initial solo efforts performed with modest success but failed to have a lasting impact on the album charts. Take Heart is a 1979 album by Juice Newton on Capitol Records. ...


Pop music success

In 1981, Newton's third solo album was released, simply titled Juice. It spawned her biggest country hits up to that point, each crossing over into the pop Top 10: "Angel of the Morning" (written by Chip Taylor and previously recorded by Merrilee Rush in 1968), Queen of Hearts", and an updated version of "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" (the original version appeared on the 1975 Silver Spur debut album), which earned her the first of several country #1 hits. A fourth top-40 country hit, "Ride 'Em Cowboy", was taken from Juice in 1984 to support her first Greatest Hits album. Angel of the Morning is a hit song from 1968 for the American singer Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts. ... Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez Chip Taylor (b. ... Merrilee Rush is probably best known as the singer of Angel of the Morning, a top-10 charting song which earned her a Grammy nomination for Female Vocalist Of The Year. ... Capitol USA 7 single Queen of Hearts is a pop song written by Hank DeVito. ... The Sweetest Thing (Ive Ever Known) is a country-pop song written by Otha Young (a. ...


Juice sold more than a million copies in the United States and over 300,000 copies in Canada. "Angel of the Morning" and "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" also reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, where Newton would chart regularly until the release of her 1985 album "Old Flame", which was her first album targeted solely at the country market. In 1982, Newton received two Grammy nominations for Best Female Vocalist: one for "Angel of the Morning" in the Pop category, and another for "Queen of Hearts" in the Country category. These two singles became her biggest sellers in the United States, both earning RIAA Gold certifications. (Note: in 1981 and 1982, when these singles were certified, the RIAA standard for Gold singles was 1 million units sold. In 1989, RIAA lowered the standard to 500,000 for Gold single certifications.) The songs were also Top-10 hits in Australia, Germany, Holland and other countries. The Sweetest Thing (Ive Ever Known) is a country-pop song written by Otha Young (a. ...


Later in 1982, Newton released her fourth solo album Quiet Lies, which went Gold in the United States by year's end for sales of over half a million copies and going Platinum in Canada (100,000 copies). From Quiet Lies came the top-10 pop hit "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" (which garnered her another Pop Female Vocalist Grammy nomination). "Break It To Me Gently" was the second single from the 1982 album, which hit hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart (for three weeks), #2 on the Billboard country charts, and #11 on the Hot 100. The recording, a cover of a Brenda Lee hit from the '60s, won Newton a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, beating out contemporaries Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash. The third and final single from the album was "Heart of the Night", which, in early 1983, hit #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart and climbed to #25 on the Hot 100 chart. The album also garnered Newton an award from Australia as the "Top International Country Artist" for the continent. Loves Been A Little Bit Hard On Me was a 1982 hit single by country-pop singer Juice Newton. ... For the song Break It to Me Gently by Loverboy, see Wildside Break It to Me Gently is a pop song written by Diane Lampert and Joe Seneca. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Rosanne Cash from the back cover of Rhythm & Romance (1985). ...


Career evolution: from pop to country

The direction for Newton's sixth (and final) Capitol album, 1983's Dirty Looks was decidedly more rock and experimental than her usual blending of folk, pop and country styles. "Dirty Looks" spawned a #27 pop/#14 AC hit "Tell Her No" (a '60s hit for the Zombies) and the title track, a rock number that charted low in the Hot 100. The country-oriented single "Stranger at My Door" had a brief stay on the country charts, but failed to sustain Newton's popularity with country radio. The album was a more moderate success, selling in excess of 250,000 copies in the United States[citation needed] and went Gold in Canada (50,000 copies). ("Dirty Looks" was written by Dave Robbins and Van Stephenson, who would later become part of the country group Blackhawk in the '90s. The pair also wrote Newton's '84 country hit "Restless Heart.") The Zombies, formed in 1961 in St Albans, were an English rock band. ...


According to a 1984 front-page article in Billboard magazine, changes at Capitol led Newton to return to RCA. Her 1984 album Can't Wait All Night continued with a rock-oriented sound. The launch single "A Little Love" and the title track became her final charting pop singles to date, reaching #44 and #66, respectively — while "Restless Heart" made it to #57 on the Country chart. "A Little Love" became Newton's final Top-10 Adult Contemporary single to date, hitting the #7 spot. RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ...


The following year, Newton would release her most commercially successful country album yet with Old Flame, which reached #12 on the Billboard chart and featured six Top-10 country hits including the #1s "You Make Me Want to Make You Mine", "Hurt" and "Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)" with Eddie Rabbitt. The duet, released to the public prior to the pop version "Friends and Lovers" (which hit radio and stores two weeks after Newton's version first appeared, even though it was recorded first) by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson, was available only on special editions of the "Old Flame" album and on the Eddie Rabbitt album "Rabbitt Traxx". Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. ... Gloria Loring was born December 12, 1946 in New York City. ... Carl Anderson (February 27, 1945 - February 23, 2004) was a singer and actor best known for portrayal of Judas Iscariot in the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar. ...


Newton continued her Country Top-10 hit streak the following year with "Tell Me True" from her 1987 album Emotion, while another single, the progressive country tune "First Time Caller", stalled at #24.


Newton's final album of the decade Ain't Gonna Cry (1989) didn't chart, but it did spawn her final Top-40 country hit to date, "When Love Comes Around The Bend".


1990s to today

In 1994, Newton contributed a track called "Lovers Of One Day" to the Edith Piaf tribute album, which also included songs by Pat Benatar and Donna Summer. Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953) is an influential four-time Grammy Award-winning American rock singer with many million and multi-million selling records worldwide. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on...


In 1995, she recorded a double-album of pop duets (which was slated to be sold via info-mercial), but the project was riddled with legal issues, resulting in a low-impact, "accidental" release of the "Platinum & Gold" series of duets in the early 2000s (the CD set was released without Newton's permission). Subsequently, bootleg CDs including most of the duets turned up on U.S. store shelves as "Gold & Platinum, Volumes 7 and 8". Those CDs also contain 1995 solo versions of three of Newton's pop hits ("Angel of the Morning", "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" and "Queen of Hearts"). During most of the '90s, Juice Newton spent her time touring sporadically, horseback riding, and focusing on her family.


Newton returned to recording in 1998 with "The Trouble with Angels", a collection of seven re-recorded hits and three new tracks, including the single "When I Get Over You". The 1998 effort was quickly followed by American Girl in 1999, which was Newton's first album of all-new material since 1989 and featured the single "They Never Made It To Memphis". The collection featured tracks written by Otha Young, Freddie Mercury, Nanci Griffith, Tom Petty and Newton herself. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... Depiction of Nanci Griffith on the cover of her album Flyer Nanci Caroline Griffith, (born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ...


Every Road Leads Back to You (consisting of live material with a bonus EP of four studio recordings of new songs) was released in 2002 with an accompanying DVD. And American Girl Vol. II, which is sold exclusively on cdbaby.com and at Newton's live shows, was released in 2003.


In 2005, Juice Newton appeared on the TV show "Hit Me Baby One More Time" where she performed a well-received rendition of Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces Of Me" and a truncated version of "Queen of Hearts"; online voters selected Juice Newton's performance as their favorite of the five acts who appeared on the episode. In mid-2000s, Newton also contributed tracks to the albums "An All-Star Tribute To Cher" and "An All-Star Tribute to Shania Twain". Ashlee Nicole Simpson (born October 3, 1984) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and actress. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ...


On November 15, 2007, Newton released her first Christmas album. The 12-song album includes a new version of Newton's "Christmas Needs Love To Be Christmas", as well as a special Christmas version of "For Believers", an Otha Young-penned song first recorded in 1983 for the "Dirty Looks" album. The album is a cdbaby.com exclusive.


Discography

Selected Singles

Year Title US Country US Hot 100 US AC Album
1978 "It's a Heartache" - 86 -
1979 "Let's Keep It That Way" 37 - -
1979 "Lay Back In The Arms of Someone" 80 - - Take Heart
1979 "Any Way That You Want Me" 81 - - Take Heart
1979 "Until Tonight" 42 - - Take Heart
1980 "Sunshine" 35 - - Take Heart
1980 "You Fill My Life" 41 - - Take Heart
1981 "Angel of the Morning" 22 4 1 Juice
1981 "Queen of Hearts" 14 2 2 Juice
1982 "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" 1 7 1 Juice
1982 "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" 30 7 4 Quiet Lies
1982 "Break It to Me Gently" 2 11 1 Quiet Lies
1983 "Heart of the Night" 53 25 4 Quiet Lies
1983 "Tell Her No" - 27 14 Dirty Looks
1983 "Dirty Looks" - 90 - Dirty Looks
1983 "Stranger At My Door" 45 - - Dirty Looks
1984 "Ride 'Em Cowboy" 32 - - Greatest Hits
1984 "A Little Love" 54 44 7 Can't Wait All Night
1984 "Can't Wait All Night" - 66 - Can't Wait All Night
1984 "Restless Heart" 57 - - Can't Wait All Night
1985 "You Make Me Want to Make You Mine" 1 - - Old Flame
1985 "Hurt" 1 - - Old Flame
1986 "Old Flame" 5 - - Old Flame
1986 "Cheap Love" 9 - - Old Flame
1986 "What Can I Do With My Heart?" 9 - - Old Flame
1986 "Both to Each Other (Friends & Lovers)" (with Eddie Rabbitt) 1 - - Old Flame (re-issue)
1988 "Tell Me True" 8 - - Emotion
1988 "First Time Caller" 24 - - Emotion
1989 "When Love Comes Around the Bend" 40 - - Ain't Gonna Cry
1998 "When I Get Over You" - - - The Trouble With Angels
1999 "They Never Made It To Memphis" - - - American Girl

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Studio and live albums

  • Juice Newton & Silver Spur (1975/re-issued 1981) (with Silver Spur)
  • After the Dust Settles (1976/re-issued 1981) (with Silver Spur)
  • Come To Me (1977/re-issued 1981) (with Silver Spur)
  • Well Kept Secret (Solo debut, 1978/re-issued 1981)
  • Take Heart (1979/re-issued in 1981)
  • Juice (1981/re-issued 1997, 2003, 2006) ... C/W #4; Pop #22(US: Platinum; Canada: Triple Platinum)
  • Quiet Lies (1982/re-issued 1990, 2003, 2006) ... Pop #20 (US: Gold; Canada: Platinum)
  • Dirty Looks (1983/re-issued 2007) ... C/W #17, Pop #52, (Canada: Gold)
  • Can't Wait All Night (1984) ... C/W #42, Pop #128
  • Old Flame (1985/re-issued 1988, 2007) ... C/W #12
  • Emotion (1987) ... C/W #59
  • Ain't Gonna Cry (1989)
  • Platinum & Gold Vol. 1 (1995, Officially unreleased duets CD featuring Melissa Manchester, Willie Nelson, and more)
  • Platinum & Gold Vol. 2 (1995, Officially unreleased duets CD featuring the Pointer Sisters, Eddie Rabbitt, and more)
  • The Trouble With Angels (1998)
  • American Girl (1999)
  • Every Road Leads Back To You (2002)
  • American Girl Vol. II (2005, cdbaby exclusive)
  • The Gift of Christmas (2007, cdbaby exclusive)

The album After the Dust Settles by Juice Newton & Silver Spur was released on the RCA Records label in 1976. ... Take Heart is a 1979 album by Juice Newton on Capitol Records. ... Juice is the multi-platinum 1981 album by American pop-country singer Juice Newton. ... Quiet Lies is the 1982 album by American pop-country star Juice Newton. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... The Pointer Sisters are an American Grammy Award-winning Pop/R&B recording act from Oakland, California that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. ...

Selected Compilations

  • The Collection (1983, UK only)
  • The Best of Juice Newton (1983, Japan only, included free 1983 Juice Newton calendar)
  • Greatest Hits (1984/reissued in 1987 with bonus tracks as "Juice Newton's Greatest Hits (and More)") C/W #64; pop #178. (US: Gold)
  • Greatest Country Hits (1990)
  • Juice Newton and Silver Spur: The Early Years (1992)
  • Greatest Hits (1992, Cema Edition)
  • Emotions (1993, compiles hits and rarities from the RCA label)
  • Anthology (1998, includes original version of "The Sweetest Thing" from 1975)
  • Queen Of Hearts (1998, South Africa only, an expanded and remastered edition of 1987's "Greatest Hits (and More)")
  • Lassos & Spurs (1998, Collection of hits from the RCA label)
  • Angel (1999) (compiles Newton's biggest hits from the 1978 to 1982)
  • Country Classics (2002, only CD with the original 1981 country version of "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", "Come To Me" and "A Love Like Yours"
  • All-American Country (2003)
  • The Collection (2003, Low-fi re-recorded versions of 17 hits and three favorites)
  • Juice/Quiet Lies [Raven Records remastered edition] (2003, compiles Newton's two biggest-selling studio albums, with her first Hot 100 hit "It's A Heartache" as a bonus track)
  • The Best of Juice Newton (2005, Re-sequenced re-issue of 1998 "The Trouble with Angels" CD with new artwork)
  • Hits (2006, contains nine tracks from "The Trouble with Angels" album)
  • Juice/Quiet Lies [Collectables edition] (2006)
  • Old Flame/Dirty Looks [Raven Records remastered edition] (2007, compiles Newton's hit albums "Old Flame" and "Dirty Looks"; bonus track is "Both To Each Other")

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