Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"I Pledge My Love" by Peaches & Herb

Song#:  0014
Date:  01/19/1980
Debut:  90
Peak:  19
Weeks:  19
Genre:  R&B, Soul

Pop Bits:  The 70s were successful for Peaches & Herb thanks to the boogie of "Shake Your Groove Thing" and the chart topping "Reunited." But it all came to a halt with this final chart entry. The 80s were not kind to them and they called it a day after their last album in 1983. Herb even went back to his former career as a law enforcement officer. He returned to music in 2009 (with a new Peaches) after a royalties lawsuit ended in his favor giving him the money to do so.

ReduxReview:  This kind of became a wedding staple back in the day but is forgotten now (thankfully...sorry). The song has that late 50s doo-wop waltz feel that probably would have made it a bigger hit in that era. For 1980, it probably garnered fans who fondly remembered the 50s with it's old-fashioned sound and sentimental lyrics. For me, it ain't my thang. I will not be reuniting with this one anytime soon.

ReduxRating:  2/10

Trivia:  Peaches & Herb formed in 1966 with Herb Fame and Francine "Peaches" Hurd Baker. They called it a day in 1970, but Herb decided to revive the duo and got a new Peaches - Linda Greene. It was with Greene that they had their chart success. Over the years, there has been a total of six "Peaches."



  1. I definitely wouldn't poo-poo it as much as you, but definitely anachronistic for the time. Plus it is usually 12-24 hours for that. - M

  2. On paper it's a 60's girl-group anthem. Herb's vocals are great, though.

  3. Aw cmon! I love this song! I actually like this better than "Reunited". I love 60s soul music & feel like this song fits into that style perfectly.

  4. Chart Run: 90 - 80 - 71 - 60 - 52 - 48 - 43 - 41 - 37 - 33 - 29 - 25 - 22 - 20 - 19 - 28 - 57 - 66 - 97