Famous Saxophone Solos & Riffs (Part 3 – The 90s)

Reading Time: 2 minutesFebruary 25, 2022
Lily Was Here (1989/1990)
#1 (Top 40), #11 (US Billboard Hot 100), #6 (UK Singles OCC)

Saxophonist: CANDY DULFER

In ’89/’90 Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) scored together with Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer an international hit, that reached #1 in Nederland with the song “Lily was here“.

Candy Dulfer (born in 1969 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch saxophonist, daughter of Hans Dulfer (also saxophonist). Candy has worked with many famous artists, such as: Prince, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, The Metropole OrkestPrintz Board (The Black Eyed Peas) and the “Ladies of Soul“. 

Infinity (1990’s … Time For The Guru)
#3 (Top 40), #5 (UK Singles OCC)

Saxophonist: MAD MICK

Paul Walden, (1964 – 2015) was an English dance producer. Onder the name ‘Guru Josh‘ he released in 1990 his debut single “Infinity (1990’s … Time for the Guru). It reached 3rd place at the Nederlandse Top 40.

Mad Mick is a British saxophonist. He also worked with “Black Box” and “Stevie V“.

Something Got Me Started (1991)
#5 (Top 40), #13 (US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play)

Saxophonist: IAN KIRKHAM

Something Got Me Started” is a song by Simply Reda British Pop band.

One of the band members was the English saxophonist Ian Kirkham. He also worked with other known artists, like Tom JonesKylie Minogue.

I will always love you (1992)
#1 (Top 40), #1 (US Billboard Hot 100), #1 (UK Singles OCC)

Saxophonist: KIRK WHALUM

I Will Always Love You” was a single (from 1974) by American singer Dolly Parton. In 1992 Whitney Houston covered the song for the movie The Bodyguard and is the “best-selling single” by a single in the music history.

Kirk Whalum (born in 1958) is an American (Smooth) Jazz saxophonist  and songwriter.

He worked with famous artists, like Luther Vandross. 

He was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and won his first Grammy in 2011 for Best Gospel Song “It’s What I Do” with singer Lalah Hathaway.

A Million Love Songs (1992)
#7 (UK Singles OCC), #50 (NL Mega Single Top 100), 4 Weken in de “Tipparade”.

Saxophonist: SNAKE DAVIS

A Million Love Songs” is a single by the English boy band Take That from their debut album “Take That & Party”.

Christopher McFarland Davis (“Snake Davis“) is a British saxophonist and flutist. He has worked together with: Ray Charles, Culture Club, George Michael, Tina TurnerCher, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Pet Shop BoysSpice Girls, Amy Winehouse and others.

During live concerts of Take That Mike Stevens plays the saxophone.

Another Day (1997)
#4 (Top 40), #5 (NL Single Top 100)


Buckshot LeFonque is an American music project by saxophonist Branford Marsalis. The single “Another day” was listed 27 weeks in the Single Top 100 in the Netherlands, the album Music evolution was listed 26 weeks in the Album Top 100 in the Netherlands.

Branford Marsalis (born 1960 in America) is mostly known from the Jazz scene, he worked with many Jazz musicians, such as: Art Blakey and Clark Terry.  In Pop music he worked with Sting (“Englishman In New York – zie Deel 2), Tina Turner (“Break Every Rule”, 1986) and Grateful Dead (“Without a Net”, 1990).

Someone loves you honey (1998)
#77 (NL Single Top 100), 4 Weken in de “Tipparade”.


Someone Loves You Honey” is a song written by Don Devaney and performed by Charley Pride in 1978. In 1980 British June Carol Lodge together with Prince Mohammed covered this song and made it “the hit of the year 1982” in The Netherlands. American R&B-, soul- and pop singer Lutricia McNeal turned it in 1998 into an uptempo version.

British saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock (born in 1971) worked with many known artists: Tom Jones, Wet Wet Wet, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, and Mark Knopfler.