This Week’s #TapeTuesday! Jewel “You Were Meant For Me”

Here's your #TapeTuesday. From the Cassingles collection, it's Jewel with her 1996 hit single "You Were Meant For Me." Born Jewel Kilcher, the folk pop singer released her debut album Pieces Of You on February 28th, 1995 the same week I bought my first cassette. The album had a long life on the charts, with four hit singles and even listing on the 1998 Billboard singles chart over three years past it's release. Produced by Ben Keith, most known for his peddle steel guitar work for Neil Young, Pieces Of You was a remarkable success selling 12 million copies. The other side was also a single "Foolish Games." This music only does so much for me. Not exactly paint drying, but certainly close. The single hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997 held off by "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy & Mase. Jewel is a beautiful talented singer songwriter, I just don't care for it much. She also had to live in her car for awhile as a teenager which I find strange considering her looks. Purchased ironically at Jewel, July 1996 Westmont, IL. #Jewel #PiecesOfYou #YouWereMeantForMe #FoolishGames #BenKeith #Atlantic

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Every Tuesday night I have been posting a picture of a cassette tape from my collection. When I first fell in love with rock music, it was February 1995, I was 11 years old, and I was forced to buy cassette tapes instead of the then fashionable compact disc. To commemorate 20 years in love with rock music I decided to start #TapeTuesday. Here is the latest. Follow me on Instagram @andyderer.

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