Throwback: Eugene Wilde-Gotta Get You Home Tonight
“Gotta Get You Home Tonight” was the successful beginning of Eugene Wilde’s solo career. Wilde grew-up as Ronald Broomfield in Miami, FL and was a member of his family’s music group, La Voyage. The band changed its name to Tight Connection and released the song “Does Anybody Really Know” in the ’70’s on the independent Taurus label. Wilde also joined the group Today,Tomorrow, Forever for their one project on Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label. “Gotta Get You Home Tonight” was an immediate entry into the canon of Quiet Storm making subsequent hit songs, “Don’t Say No Tonight,” “Diana” and “Personality” seem derivative. The year after the success of his first self-titled solo album he appeared in the Mario Van Pebbles’ film Rappin’ with Joanna Gardner performing the song “First Love Never Dies.” He recorded a lesser-known duet with Sheena Easton, “What If We Fall In Love” in ’87. The ’90’s and 2000’s gave him success in the pop world from the songwriting he did for The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Victoria Beckham. Danish production duo Cool Million worked with Wilde on their 2010 “Back For More” single making him the lead vocalist on the song. The artist went the solo route again in 2011 with the Celerity label that released his Get Comfortable album.