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Mandy

Powered by Audioscrobbler™Amanda Louise Smith (born 17 July 1970) is an English dance-pop singer, former model and aspiring counsellor.

In 1983, at age 13 she started dating 47-year-old The Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, with the consent of her mother. In a 2010 interview with the Daily Mail Smith admits to starting a sexual relationship with Wyman at just 14.

The press coverage that surrounded Smith's personal life largely contributed to her career as a singer. In 1986, at 16 she was signed to PWL by Stock Aitken Waterman. The SAW team wrote and produced her first two singles - "I Just Can't Wait" and "Positive Reaction". Collaboration with Daize Washbourne further singles, "Boys and Girls" (which reached No. 8 in South Africa) and "Victim of Pleasure". Despite the lack of British chart success with these singles, an album, Mandy, was released in 1988. Mandy Smith was successful in Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Japan, where she entered the Top 10 music chart. She was most successful in Switzerland, where she had four hit singles.

She was about to launch her career in the United States in 1989 with her single "Victim of Pleasure" released under Atlantic Records but due to health problems, she had to cancel the promotion. The same happened with her fifth European single, a cover of the Human League hit single "Don't You Want Me Baby." These events and a difficult recovery marked the end of her short musical career though several remixes of "I Just Can't Wait" appeared in the early 1990s; her album was also re-released in Japan in 1993 and a special edition was released with bonus tracks in 2009.

She also recorded the original version of "Got to Be Certain," which would later be the second international single release for fellow PWL act, Kylie Minogue. Minogue's version was a number one hit in Australia and number two in the UK. Smith's remained unreleased until 2005 when it was premiered on PWL Radio and included on the 2005 release Stock Aitken Waterman Gold as a bonus track. Smith's lyrics differ slightly from Minogue's, yet the backing music and production are virtually identical.
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