Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Love X Love" by George Benson

Song#:  0373
Date:  10/18/1980
Debut:  81
Peak:  61
Weeks:  6
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Benson's title track to his album "Give Me the Night" was a multi-format hit peaking at #4 on the pop chart and #1 R&B. This second single was another Rod Temperton composition and even though it had a good showing on the R&B chart (#9) and hit #10 in the UK, it didn't really register on the pop chart.

ReduxReview:  This is about as silky smooth as R&B/lite-jazz can get. The sound is terrific and it goes into your ears very easily, but it is not an outstanding song. For pop radio, this might have been a little lackluster. But if you need a nice mid-tempo jam for a romantic evening, add this to your playlist.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Over a thirty-year span from 1977 to 2007, Benson won a total of ten Grammy awards. Five were for instrumental performances, four were for vocal performances, and one was for Record of the Year in 1977 for "This Masquerade."


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