Saturday, June 8, 2013

"Shine On" by L.T.D.

Song#:  0400
Date:  11/15/1980
Debut:  90
Peak:  40
Weeks:  16
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  L.T.D. formed in North Carolina and when they made the move to L.A., they got signed by A&M Records. Their first couple of albums didn't do much business, but their third spawned the #1 R&B hit "Love Ballad" (#20 pop). The follow-up album did even better when they got their first and only pop Top 10 hit with "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" (#4, 1977). They continued to have several R&B hits, but this single from the album of the same name ended up being their final pop chart entry.

ReduxReview:  Oh man - I forgot about "Back in Love Again." That is a great song, so check it out if you don't remember it. "Shine On" is a ballad kind of in the vein of The Commodores, but a little more AC-leaning. It's a nice, sentimental tune but I kept wanting it to be bigger by the end. There needed to be some kind of peak moment to really make the song soar. Instead, it just kind of plays on without much to keep your attention.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) The group's name is an acronym for love, togetherness, and devotion. 2) After the album "Shine On," a couple of the group's members left the band to seek solo careers. One of those members was lead singer Jeffrey Osbourn. He would go on to a successful career racking up eleven R&B Top 10 songs and eight pop Top 40 entries.


1 comment:

  1. Chart Run: 90 - 80 - 69 - 59 - 54 - 50 - 46 - 46 - 45 - 41 - 41 - 40 - 45 - 54 - 64 - 93