Monday, October 15, 2012

"High on Your Love" by Debbie Jacobs

Song#:  0086
Date:  03/15/1980
Debut:  90
Peak:  70
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Disco, Dance

Pop Bits: This Baltimore-based disco diva recorded a couple of albums for MCA in the later disco era. Songs from both albums were able to get good airplay in the clubs and several hit the dance charts. But with the genre on the decline in the early 80s, pop was getting a bit more reluctant to break newer disco artists. However, this song was able to get her a little pop chart action. After her second and final MCA album, she recorded a few more songs in the 80s (most under "Debbie Jacobs Rock") but none made any dent in the pop chart. Today she is still in Baltimore where she serves as Executive Director of LIGHT Health & Wellness, a non-profit that provides support for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and other issues.

ReduxReview:  I'm surprised this didn't do better on the chart. It has a memorable opening lick, a great sound, and a hip-swayin', finger-pointin' groove. There were some real disco turds on the chart at the time, so it's a shame this didn't get more attention. I just have one word for this song...fabulous! Two snaps up and a disco "woot-woot!"

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) In 2000, Jacobs worked with Rosabel to remix one of her original club hits "Don't You Want My Love." The remix was a #1 club airplay song.  2) Paul Sabu was the writer and producer of this song and he produced Jacobs' two MCA albums. She was his first client and he continued to produce dance/disco song through the early 80s. He then went on to release his own rock albums and found himself working with huge stars like David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Madonna, the Motels, and Shania Twain.


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