Haywoode (Sidney Haywoode, London) is an English female singer. She is best known for the 1986 UK Top 20 hit single, “Roses”. She later also recorded under the name Sid Haywoode.
Her debut single, “A Time Like This”, reached the Top 5 in the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart in 1983, and established her distinctive brand of soulful funk/pop. Via a succession of singles – including a couple of tracks produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, “You’d Better Not Fool Around”, “I Can’t Let You Go” and “Getting Closer” later on covered by Kylie Minogue. In July 1986 with the song “Roses” she hit the top 20 in the UK music charts. Her debut album Arrival (released soon after “Roses”) included Haywoode’s cover version of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover”.
“I Can’t Let You Go” would originally go to #63 on the UK Charts in 1984 but the Detroit Remix re-recording in 1986 would reach #50.
I Can’t Let You Go (Detroit Extended Mix) 7:01
My Kind Of Hero 6:52