1985 Sheena Easton – Swear (US:#80)

“Swear” was a 1980s pop song by Tim Scott McConnell and released by Sire Records in 1983. The music video to promote the song was a campy/tongue-in-cheek music video of a hippy-based pagan/black mass set in a church. The stylized music video is seemingly a parody of late 1960s to early 1970s hippy horror movies.

McConnell would later comment on the song: “This was my young and confused record…I wrote the songs over a couple of weeks on a little Casio keyboard…Sire heard it and offered me a deal…no use appologising for such a thing…my mistake… the good part of it was working with Richard Gottehrer …really took me under his wing…shame we were working on the wrong kind of music..”

“Swear” was covered by Sheena Easton for her 1984 album A Private Heaven. It reached #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year.

Album

Video

Musicians

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsSheena Easton

Go to the album for more information

Produced By

Greg Mathieson

Songwriters

Tim Scott

Charts

US:#80
UK:# –