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* SillyLoveSongs: Take your pick. Most of Sade's songs fall somewhere in this category. They're also [[EarWorm Ear Worms.]]

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* SillyLoveSongs: Take your pick. Most of Sade's songs fall somewhere in this category.

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* SillyLoveSongs: Take your pick. Most of Sade's songs fall somewhere in this category.
category. They're also [[EarWorm Ear Worms.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Core band members[[note]]From left, to right; Paul Denman, Andrew Hale, Sade Adu, and Stewart Mathewman[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Core band members[[note]]From left, to right; Paul Denman, Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Sade Adu, and Stewart Mathewman[[/note]]]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Core band members]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Core band members]]members[[note]]From left, to right; Paul Denman, Andrew Hale, Sade Adu, and Stewart Mathewman[[/note]]]]



Sade (pronounce "shah-DAY") is an English group which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. In 1984, Sade was created from the ashes of funk band Pride. The band consists of singer Sade Adu and three musicians: saxophonist/guitarist Stewart Mathewman, bassist Paul Denman and keyboard player Andrew Hale. Drummer Paul Cooke was originally part of the band, but left midway through the recording of ''Diamond Life'', their debut album; they have since hired session drummers or used drum machines. The band's music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening and adult contemporary music.

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Sade (pronounce "shah-DAY") is an English group band which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. In 1984, Sade was created from the ashes of funk band Pride. The band consists of singer Sade Adu and three musicians: saxophonist/guitarist Stewart Mathewman, bassist Paul Denman and keyboard player Andrew Hale. Drummer Paul Cooke was originally part of the band, but left midway through the recording of ''Diamond Life'', their debut album; they have since hired session drummers or used drum machines. The band's music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening and adult contemporary music.

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* "King of Sorrow"


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* GriefSong: "Maureen"


-->''[[AlbumTitleDrop Diamond life]], lover boy\\

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-->''[[AlbumTitleDrop ->''[[AlbumTitleDrop Diamond life]], lover boy\\



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* BlondieIsABand: It doesn't help that the band was named after the lead singer, and that she's the only one who appears in promotional material.



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: It's "shah-DAY" not "shar-DAY", "Sayde", or "Sad". Given a ShoutOut in the film ''{{Film/Seven}}'', when BradPitt's character refers to the MarquisDeSade as "Marquis de shah-DAY".

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: It's "shah-DAY" not "shar-DAY", "Sayde", or "Sad". Given a ShoutOut in the film ''{{Film/Seven}}'', ''{{Film/Se7en}}'', when BradPitt's Creator/BradPitt's character refers to the MarquisDeSade Creator/MarquisDeSade as "Marquis de shah-DAY".



* [[BlondieIsABand Sade Is a Band]]: It doesn't help that the band was named after the lead singer, and that she's the only one who appears in promotional material.


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Mathewman, Denman and Hale continue to work in the music industry during Sade's downtime, and even formed their own similar band titled Sweetback, which has released two albums during the breaks between Sade's last three albums.


* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: It's "Sha-DAY" not "shar-DAY", "Sayde", or "Sad".

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: It's "Sha-DAY" "shah-DAY" not "shar-DAY", "Sayde", or "Sad"."Sad". Given a ShoutOut in the film ''{{Film/Seven}}'', when BradPitt's character refers to the MarquisDeSade as "Marquis de shah-DAY".


Sade (pronounce "shah-DAY") is an English group which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. In 1984, Sade was created from the ashes of funk band Pride. The band consisted of singer Sade and three musicians: saxophonist/guitarist Stewart Mathewman, bassist Paul Denman and drummer Paul Cooke, who were all originally from Hull. Cooke was sacked, however, before the release of "Diamond Life", which was one of the biggest-selling albums of the 1980s. The band's music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening and adult contemporary.

The lead vocalist, Sade Adu, is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only woman in the band]] and is the only one to appear on their album and single covers. Sade's 2000 release, "Lovers Rock", sold 3,881,000 copies in the United States and the prior album, 1992's "Love Deluxe", sold 3,407,000. Since 1984's "Diamond Life" debut, Sade has sold nearly 17 million units in the United States alone, according to Nielsen Sound Scan, and has sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date.

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Sade (pronounce "shah-DAY") is an English group which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. In 1984, Sade was created from the ashes of funk band Pride. The band consisted consists of singer Sade Adu and three musicians: saxophonist/guitarist Stewart Mathewman, bassist Paul Denman and drummer keyboard player Andrew Hale. Drummer Paul Cooke, who were all Cooke was originally from Hull. Cooke was sacked, however, before the release of "Diamond Life", which was one part of the biggest-selling albums of band, but left midway through the 1980s. recording of ''Diamond Life'', their debut album; they have since hired session drummers or used drum machines. The band's music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening and adult contemporary.

The lead vocalist,
contemporary music.

Sade Adu, made such an impression during their first live shows that A&R agents lined the front row seats of their concerts in order to sign them to their label; they eventually signed with Epic, who gave Sade an unusually large percentage of royalties in their contract. Sade herself is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only woman in the band]] and is the only one to appear on their album and single covers. covers (the full band appear in their videos, though they are often DemotedToExtra.) Sade's 2000 release, "Lovers Rock", sold 3,881,000 copies in the United States and the prior album, 1992's "Love Deluxe", sold 3,407,000. Since 1984's "Diamond Life" debut, Sade has sold nearly 17 million units in the United States alone, according to Nielsen Sound Scan, and has sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date.



* ''Stronger than Pride'' (1989)

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* ''Stronger than Pride'' (1989)(1988)



* "No Ordinary Love"
* "Cherish the Day"
* "Kiss of Life"

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* "No Ordinary Love"
"Your Love Is King"
* "Cherish the Day"
* "Kiss of Life"
"Hang on to Your Love"



* "The Sweetest Taboo"
* "Is It a Crime"
* "Never as Good as the First Time"



* "Never as Good as the First Time"
* "Feel No Pain"

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* "Never as Good as the First Time"
* "Feel No Pain"
"No Ordinary Love"



* "Is It a Crime"
* "Your Love Is King"
* "The Sweetest Taboo"
* "Keep Looking"
* "I Never Thought I'd See the Day" -- Some probably remember this song from the beginning part of the strip tease Jamie Lee Curtis gave in ''Film/TrueLies''.

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* "Is It a Crime"
* "Your Love Is King"
* "The Sweetest Taboo"
* "Keep Looking"
* "I Never Thought I'd See
"Cherish the Day" -- Some probably remember this song from the beginning part of the strip tease Jamie Lee Curtis gave in ''Film/TrueLies''.Day"



* "Hang on to Your Love"

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* "Hang on to Your Love"
"Kiss of Life"
* "Feel No Pain"
* "Keep Looking"
* "I Never Thought I'd See the Day" -- Some probably remember this song from the beginning part of the strip tease Jamie Lee Curtis gave in ''Film/TrueLies''.



* ForeheadOfDoom: Who do you think?
* GenreRoulette: Mostly Quiet Storm contemporary R&B. But has also done easy listening, Soft Rock, and contemporary Jazz.

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* ForeheadOfDoom: Who do you think?
Sade's forehead can seem pretty imposing.
* GenreRoulette: Mostly Though Sade falls squarely under Quiet Storm Storm-inspired contemporary R&B. But has also done easy listening, Soft Rock, R&B, there are elements of soft rock, jazz, dub reggae and contemporary Jazz. soul blended into every other song or so.



* OneWomanSong: "Jezebel", "Maureen"

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* OneWomanSong: "Jezebel", "Maureen""Maureen."

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* TheChanteuse: Many of Sade's songs have a strong FilmNoir influence.


* DevelopmentHell: Subverted. The gaps between albums get longer with each new release, but Sade has gone on record saying that they will only record when they feel they have something to say. Only one year (2009) out of the ten between ''Lovers Rock'' (2000) and ''Soldier of Love'' (2010) was used for recording the latter.
** This is a common trend among SophistiPop bands (Simply Red aside). Music/TheBlueNile can take a long as 8 years to record an album. Though BN's difference is the fact that their gaps are spent with studio arguments, experimentation, scrapping, rewriting, and taking forever to produce a work.
* EarWorm: Any of the notable songs above.



* ReclusiveArtist: Sade herself. Not much is known about her personal life other than the fact that she has a daughter.

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* EarWorm: Any of the notable songs above.

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-->''[[AlbumTitleDrop Diamond life]], lover boy\\
He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy\\
City lights and business nights\\
When you require [[ShoutOut streetcar desire]] for higher heights''


** In a ''Vibe'' magazine interview she denies this. Claiming that she just doesn't hang around celebrity hotspots.

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