Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" by the Isley Brothers

Song#:  0142
Date:  04/19/1980
Debut:  76
Peak:  39
Weeks:  9
Genre:  R&B, Quiet Storm

Pop Bits:  The Isley Brothers are one of the most successful groups in R&B history. Their first taste of success came in 1959 with their single "Shout (Part 1)," which at the time only peaked at #47 on the pop chart and didn't even hit the R&B chart. But since then, this iconic song has been covered by numerous artists and featured in movies like "The Blues Brothers." They continued to have chart hits through the 60s and 70s with their music becoming very influential in the quiet storm format of the mid-to-late 70s. Although the group's line-up would change over the years, they still charted in the 80s, 90s and 00's. All totaled they put 42 songs on the pop chart including three Top 10 hits. They were really at the peak of their popularity when they issued the album "Go All the Way" in 1980. This song was the lead single and it hit #1 on the R&B chart.

ReduxReview:  This is very slow and sexy. As the title of one of their last albums would say, this is "Baby Makin' Music." It's not really my style, but I definitely appreciate it. The song would be delicious background music for a romantic evening, but I can't imagine this on my iPod shuffle list.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The Isley's first chart single hit in 1959 and their last hit in 2003. They had singles on the chart in each decade in between. They are one of the very few artists who have put a song on the charts for six consecutive decades.


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