Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Lady" by The Whispers

Song#:  0141
Date:  04/19/1980
Debut:  77
Peak:  28
Weeks:  11
Genre:  R&B, Soul

Pop Bits:  The Whispers had just hit big with their gold record "And the Beat Goes On" (Redux Song# 0045) when this second single from their self-title album came out. The slinky R&B ballad would get them another Top 5 hit on the R&B chart as well as Top 30 pop. The album would be their first to be certified as a platinum seller.

ReduxReview:  This is a pretty good slow jam and the lead vocals are terrific and keeps the song interesting. Plus a nice organ solo is always a bonus. I preferred their groovin' "And the Beat Goes On," but this is a worthy follow-up.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  In less than two years, the pop chart featured three different songs titled "Lady." The Little River Band's song peaked at #10, Kenny Rogers would have his first pop #1 with his, and this one by The Whispers. Also, five years earlier Styx had their first Top 10 hit with their song "Lady" and in 1981 The Commodors would hit #8 with "Lady (You Bring Me Up)." Seems like "Lady" luck was with these artists.


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