Where Are They Now: 6 Former Hitmaking Groups and Singers

by Kevin Ross - Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Category: Of Interest, Top 10 Features

Eugene Wilde

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In 1984, Eugene Wilde joined Philly World Records, and wrote and recorded his first hit, “Gotta Get You Home Tonight.” It rose to #1 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and also made #18 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] After a couple of less successful follow-ups, he hit #1 again a year later with “Don’t Say No Tonight.” He also had some lesser hits, including “Diana” (1986). His track “Personality” peaked at #34 in the UK.   Subsequent releases on the MCA label, solo and with the group Cabo Frio, were less successful. What a lot of people don’t know is once Wilde’s singing career started to fall off he found success behind the scenes as a songwriter, having penned “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” with Albert Manno for the Backstreet Boys] He co-wrote album track “Dear Diary” with Jason Blume and Britney Spears for Spears’s 2000 album, Oops!… I Did It Again. He co-wrote the song “I Wish” with Peter Biker, and Kenneth Karlin and Carsten Schack (who are better known as the Danish production/songwriting duo Soulshock & Karlin) for Victoria Beckham for her 2001 album, Victoria Beckham – which was planned as Beckham’s third single, a duet with Robbie Craig, but the release was canceled. Willde recently released music digitally with a CD “Get Comfortable” with the lead single “Catch me I’m Fallin.”