Thursday, August 15, 2013

"How 'Bout Us" by Champaign

Song#:  0495
Date:  02/14/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  12
Weeks:  23
Genre:  R&B, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  The group's signature tune was this first title-track single to their debut album. The ballad hit #5 on the R&B chart while just missing out on the pop Top 10. The tune would also be a major hit at AC where it reached #1. It would be their biggest hit and after a couple more albums, the group basically disbanded until a reunion in 1990 brought back members for a fourth album.

ReduxReview:  I've always liked this ballad. I think it is smooth and pretty and the vocals are quite nice. It is just kind of romantic and soothing. The only thing that drives me nuts on the song is when the lead vocal near the end goes "" It's a big annoying but doesn't fully distract from this good tune.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  With the spelling of their name, the group was obviously not named after the French wine region (Champagne). They took their name from their hometown, Champaign, Illinois.


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