Friday, January 18, 2013

"Old-Fashion Love" by The Commodores

Song#:  0219
Date:  06/21/1980
Debut:  89
Peak:  20
Weeks:  16
Genre:  R&B



Pop Bits:  From '75-'79, The Commodores put seven songs in the pop Top 10 with their last one being the #1 "Still." They were at the top of their game when they released the album "Heroes" in 1980. However, it was met will a bit of a shrug and the best they could do on the chart was this barely-Top 20 tune (#8 R&B). They would return to the Top 10 in another year, but they would never fully get back to their hit making days of the 70s.

ReduxReview:  I'd probably have to agree with record buyers on this one. It's a good tune, but just not up to the standards that The Commodores set with their previous hits. Not everything can be a winner, but the lack of a solid lead single for this album kind of hurt them as the 80s started. Like the title, I just find it a little "old-fashioned" and not very interesting.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The group almost had an unfortunate name. When the group got together (formed from two other groups) while attending Tuskegee University, they needed a new name. One of the group members opened up a dictionary, flipped the pages and randomly pointed to an entry. The Commodores were born. However, the joke was that they got lucky because they just as easily could have been The Commodes.

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