Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Jones vs. Jones" by Kool & the Gang

Song#:  0598
Date:  05/16/1981
Debut:  89
Peak:  39
Weeks:  11
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Their previous single "Celebration" was still on the chart after 30 weeks when this follow-up debuted. The mid-tempo ballad couldn't come close to the #1 peak of "Celebration" and it just squeaked into the Top 40. It did about as well at R&B hitting #33.

ReduxReview:  This song is kind of strange. It's one of the happiest sounding songs I've heard about divorce. The melody kind of meanders around and although there are repeated sections, it's like there is no definitive chorus. After the excitement of "Celebration," this is certainly a lackluster single choice.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Although the album from which these singles come from, "Celebrate!," would be their highest peaking on the LP chart reaching #10 (their only Top 10 pop album), it would not be their best-selling. That would come along in a few years with 1984's "Emergency," which sold double-platinum but missed the Top 10 at #13.


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