HAZELL DEAN, “Out Of Control” (Back In Control mix)
Singer/songwriter Hazell Dean has left an indelible mark on the UK Top 40 pop charts and dance music charts worldwide with her memorable 80’s smashes “Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man”, “Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)” (an early Stock-Aitken-Waterman production), and “Who’s Leaving Who”. She continues to be a highly popular draw in the UK, and last year released two albums, Parts 1 & 2 of The Dean & Ware Collection, as well as a vibrant cover of ABBA’s “Happy New Year” to usher in 2022. “Out Of Control” is an original from Part 1 of The Dean & Ware Collection which has been elevated with a “Back In Control” remix. While geared towards clubs due to its length, “Out Of Control” is a whole lotta fun. The 80’s elements recall S-A-W and other producers in their heyday but it’s the euphoric and dynamically sung chorus, zippy melody and soulful rhythm that all stand out. My wish would be for a tight edit of this song, but Hazell’s many fans and lovers of 80’s dance music will make the utmost of “Out Of Control”.