Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Honey, Honey" by David Hudson

Song#:  0228
Date:  06/28/1980
Debut:  90
Peak:  59
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Soul, R&B

Milestone! - When I first started this project, my focus was just the songs that debuted  in the 80s. So that meant that on that very first chart in January, 1980, there were 95 songs I would not cover because they were already on the chart from 1979. Some of these songs have lingered on the chart far into 1980, but beginning with this specific chart week, it marks the time when all leftover songs from 1979 are off the chart. So from this chart forward, I will have heard all 100 songs on each chart.This also marks the last chart for the first half of 1980.



Pop Bits:  Wow - I can find very little on this artist. It appears like he was a Southern soul singer originally from Atlanta and then ended up in Miami. He released on album in 1980 titled "To You Honey, Honey With Love" for the Alston label. The title track spent a little time on the chart. It was his only pop entry.

ReduxReview:  Okay, the lyrics (especially at the beginning) are just hideous. I could barely get passed them. But the chorus section is actually well done (lyrics aside). I kind of like the song and I think it rises above the average R&B ballad. But those lyrics are just cringe inducing.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Hudson was brought in to the TK Records stable. They were a major player in the era of disco and produced/released hits by KC and the Sunshine Band, Gwen McCrae, George McCrae, and the Ritchie Family. However, with the decline of disco, sales virtually halted and the company folded and declared bankruptcy in 1981. Hudson seemed to be a casualty as there appeared to be no other album released. His album for the TK affiliated Alston Records was the last released by that label.

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