Monday, February 11, 2013

"You're Supposed to Keep Your Love For Me" by Jermaine Jackson

Song#:  0250
Date:  07/12/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  34
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop, R&B

Pop Bits:  Jackson had just hit big with the Stevie Wonder co-written "Let's Get Serious" (#9), so the obvious follow-up would be another Wonder-written song. This more melodic mid-tempo tune falls in line with the sweet pop side of some Wonder hits, but it only managed to peak just inside the Top 40.

ReduxReview:  Stevie Wonder is a musical genius. But not everything can be a winner and this song proves that for me. Schmaltzy Wonder is not my favorite style from him and a bland vocal from Jackson doesn't help.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  In 1975, the Jackson 5 made the move from Motown to CBS Records (and became just "The Jacksons" due to Motown retaining rights to the original name). But Jermaine, who was married to Berry Gordy's daughter at the time, decided to leave the group and stay with Motown. He had little luck with his first three post-Jackson 5 solo albums, but finally got a jump start with "Let's Get Serious."


1 comment:

  1. Chart Run: 86 - 76 - 65 - 59 - 55 - 49 - 44 - 40 - 37 - 35 - 34 - 69 - 83