Jane Child

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For her eponymous album, see Jane Child (album).
Jane Child
Birth name Jane Richman
Born (1967-02-15) 15 February 1967 (age 49)
Origin Toronto, Canada
Genres Freestyle, Pop, R&B, dance, rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active 1987–present (singer)
Labels Warner Bros. Records (1989–94), Sugarwave (2000–present)

Jane Richman, known professionally as Jane Child (born 15 February 1967), is a Canadian dance-pop singer, producer and musician. She is best known for her hit single "Don't Wanna Fall in Love".


Child was born in Toronto, the daughter of Ricky Hyslop. She joined Canadian Opera Company's children's chorus in her youth.[1][2]

She is best known for the hit single "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] Her follow-up single, "Welcome to the Real World", was a modest hit, peaking at No. 49 on the Billboard 200. In 1993, she released her second album, Here Not There; which was less successful due to strange single selection. Her third, and latest album, Surge, was released in 2001; which played on a few radio stations. [4]

She recorded a cover of Tina Turner's "We Don't Need Another Hero" for a tribute album, What's Love? A Tribute To Tina Turner, released in 2004.[5]




  • "Welcome to the Real World", 1990 Warner Bros. Records (CA Pop No. 59, US Pop No. 49)
  • "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", 1990 Warner Bros. Records (CA Pop No. 4, US Pop No. 2, US Dance No. 11, US R&B No. 6, UK No. 22[7])
  • "Mona Lisa Smiles" 1992 Warner Bros. Records
  • "Here Not There", 1993 Warner Bros. Records
  • "Do Whatcha Do", 1993 Warner Bros. Records
  • "All I Do", 1994 Warner Bros. Records (CA Pop #80, US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #25)
  • "Maybe Tomorrow" (Tomohiko Nishimura featuring Jane Child), 1998 Fun House
  • "World Lullabye 2001", 2001 Sugarwave Records
  • "Almost Beautiful" 2001 Sugarwave Records
  • "Nice Day" 2002 Sugarwave Records
  • "We Don't Need Another Hero" 2004


  1. ^ a b "New Releases". New Straits Times. 25 September 1993. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ Daly, Margaret; Nygaard King, Betty. "Hyslop, Ricky". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ Billboard Top 1000 Singles, 1955-2000. H. Leonard Corporation. 2001. ISBN 978-0-634-02002-5. 
  4. ^ Wayne Jancik (1998). The Billboard Book of One-hit Wonders. Billboard Books. ISBN 978-0-8230-7622-2. 
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Various-Whats-Love-A-Tribute-To-Tina-Turner/release/1201079
  6. ^ Williams, John (8 March 1990). "'Jane Child' mixes dance dance groove with lyrical depth". The Cavalier Daily. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 104. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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