Thursday, May 16, 2013

"When We Get Married" by Larry Graham

Song#:  0375
Date:  10/25/1980
Debut:  88
Peak:  76
Weeks:  4
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Graham just had a major hit with the title track to his album "One In a Million You" reaching #9 and going gold (and #1 R&B). This second single from the album couldn't quite get out of the basement of the pop chart, but it did reach #9 at R&B.

ReduxReview:  Frankly, I hate corny wedding songs. I know this is an oldie (see below) and back in the day this was kind of a cute doo-wop song, but there was no reason to bring this thing back. After the sublime "One In a Million You," this is a big letdown and for 1980, probably not the best choice for a single.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  This song was originally a hit for the Dreamlovers in 1961. The doo-wop group's version hit #10 and was their only Top 10 song. The song was covered by the Intruders in 1970, but the song only managed to get to #45. However, it did reach #8 R&B, which was a notch higher than Graham's version.


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