Friday, March 19, 2010

WHEN I HEARD THIS SONG TODAY, I IMMEDIATELY SCREAMED "I AM OLD!" I REMEMBER WHEN THIS VIDEO PREMIERED ON B.E.T.'S CLASSIC SHOW VIDEO SOUL. I REMEMBER HAVING A CRUSH ON THE LEAD SINGER. I REMEMBER THINKING THAT THIS GROUP WOULD BLOW THE HELL UP. THE LATER WOULD NOT COME INTO FRUITION DESPITE A PLATINUM SOPHOMORE ALBUM. IN 1990 POP RADIO JUST DIDN'T PLAY R&B MUSIC THE WAY THEY DO IN 2010. THIS COVER OF THE 1975 JACKSON 5 TUNE MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO #1 ON THE R&B CHART BUT DIDN'T EVEN CRACK THE POP TOP 40 (SIN!). THEY WOULD GO ON TO RELEASE 3 MORE ALBUMS TO LITTLE OR NO FAN FARE, BUT THIS TUNE HAS BECOME A STAPLE AT CLASSIC R&B RADIO AND A SOUNDTRACK TO THE SUMMER OF MY COMING OF AGE.  

1 comment:

Miles said...

I had no idea this was a cover! This was my jam back in the day. I played this tape like mad when I was younger. "Spread My Wings" and "I'm Not Souped" were also great songs. Troop looked crazy but their vocals were incredible. I actually went back and bought this album on CD a few years back.