Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY: "Orinoco Flow"
Enya grew up with musical siblings and was briefly a member of her family's group Clannad before becoming a solo star with “Orinoco Flow,” released in the U.K. 30 years ago today. Recorded at Orinoco Studios in London, the enchanting song was part of the Irish performer's breakthrough album, WATERMARK, but almost wasn't issued as a single. “There was no middle eight, and 'Sail away' was after every line - it drove me crazy, but there was something there that could be worked on,” noted Enya's A&R rep Rob Dickens (who is name-checked in the lyrics), and fortunately the track's quality carried the day. "Orinoco Flow" topped the British chart and earned two Grammy nominations, and it's our Song of the Day.