Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by the S.O.S. Band

Top 10 Alert!
Platinum Record Alert!
Song#:  0192
Date:  05/31/1980
Debut:  88
Peak:  3
Weeks:  21
Genre:  R&B



Pop Bits:  This Atlanta band fronted by Mary Davis hit pay dirt the first time out with this #1 R&B single. Their debut album titled "S.O.S." was certified gold and hit #2 R&B (#12 pop). A major song like this is a great way to start a chart career, but can be awfully hard to follow-up, which the band encountered. They put a few more minor songs on the pop chart and had some better success on the R&B chart, but they would never reach the heights of this first single.


ReduxReview:  Noooooo! Not another long R&B/dance song! Again, I'm sure there was a single edit which probably makes it better. This apparently was a huge hit, but I have zero recollection on this one. And I'm not really sure why it was a big hit. It's a solid, if repetitive, song but definitely not outstanding. Not sure what it was, but something about the song clicked in 1980.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The band was originally called Santa Monica due to a particularly memorable performance there. But their new songwriter/producer suggested a name change to the S.O.S. Band.  S.O.S = Sounds of Success.

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