Suzanne came to prominence in the mid 1980s, releasing four singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, including “Marlene on the Wall”, “Left of Center”, “Luka” and “No Cheap Thrill”.
The (1996) song “Caramel”, has been covered by Wave Mechanics Union.
The lyrics and music of Caramel were written by Suzanne Vega, and is on the album Nine Objects of Desire (1996), the compilation album Tried and True: The Best of Suzanne Vega (1998), the compilation album Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega (2003) and on the album Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs (2010).
However, “Tom’s Diner,” which was originally released as an a cappella recording on Vega’s second album, Solitude Standing (1987), remixed in 1990 as a dance track by English electronic duo DNA with Vega as featured artist, became a Top 10 hit in over five countries.