Originally recorded in the mid seventies, I've Never Been To Me went largely unnoticed at the time of its release. Charlene Duncan was living in London, where she was trying to get her music career off the ground, until the early 80's when she decided to leave the industry to devote more time to her family. Then, in 1982, mainstream radio discovered the song and soon it became a staple on the airwaves, prompting Motown Records to rerelease the single. Lightening struck. The record became a Top Ten hit and put Charlene on the pop map with ease. Today it's a classic, has been featured in many a motion picture, and remains a crowd pleaser on radio.
Here, in a spot from the 80's hit show Solid Gold, Charlene performs her hit live. This song still gives me goose bumps because its haunting, poignant message rings true for all of us.