Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"It's a Love Thing" by The Whispers

Song#:  0493
Date:  02/14/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  28
Weeks:  15
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Following up their platinum selling self-titled album, featuring the gold hit "And the Beat Goes On," The Whispers put out the LP "Imagination. This first single didn't do as well as "And the Beat," but it did reach #2 on the R&B chart and it was enough to get the album to gold status.

ReduxReview:  This is a good single right along the lines of "And the Beat." I'm slightly surprised it didn't do better on the chart. I didn't remember "Beat," but once I heard this song I remembered it right away - mainly the chorus. When that dated keyboard sound started this song, I was a little worried. But the song kicked right in and I was a-jammin'. I think I like this a bit better than "Beat." It jams a bit harder and I love the swirling string lines in the background.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Included on the "Imagination" album is the song "Up On the Soul Train." Written by Don Cornelius, the song served as the theme to TV's "Soul Train" show from 1980-1983.


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