April 27 is Sheena Easton’s birthday.
Sheena Easton always confused me. When she first came out with the song “Morning Train” in 1984, I thought that I knew who she was. It was a peppy song with a singalong chorus delivered by a sweet, girl-next-door type — a typical Taurus. Then Prince came along.
I didn’t get it then and I still don’t get it now. When the two artists collaborated, Sheena Easton just looked as if she was trying too hard to be sexy. She was breathtakingly beautiful, but she didn’t seem like the kind of girl who should have been singing songs like “Sugar Walls.”
I was nineteen when that song came out, and even then I understood how branding works. Why would she make such a dramatic shift in her career path after proving herself as the third female artist from the UK to ever top the US pop charts?
Well, looking at her chart, I can see that Venus is elevated just a couple of degrees from her midheaven in the tenth house, only a couple of degrees away from Prince’s Gemini sun. I can see what brought them together. I guess I just hated the music they created. “U Got the Look” remains one of the cheesiest songs ever recorded. I might like it, but only because it still makes me laugh every time I hear it. It’s the “Showgirls” of pop music. For the sake of context, I also like the scene in the video for “In My House” by the Mary Jane Girls when Maxi humps the motorcycle.
On the bright side, I do believe that Sheena Easton represents the best of her zodiac sign today. I Googled some recent photos of her and I don’t believe that she’s turned into a living parody of herself like a lot of Taurus women who have turned to plastic surgery in order to turn back time. She looks great for her age. I just wonder if she’s performing “U Got the Look” and “Sugar Walls” when she tours? I hope not. No one needs to see that.