Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Next Time You'll Know" by Sister Sledge

Song#:  0589
Date:  05/09/1981
Debut:  90
Peak:  82
Weeks:  5
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  The disco-ish title track single to their new album "All American Girls" didn't fare too well only reaching #79 on the pop chart. For their second single the try the ballad approach, but it did about the same as the first and was even a low-charter at R&B (#28). The album continued the downward slide of the group from which they wouldn't really recover - at least here in the US.

ReduxReview:  The ballad route worked for A Taste of Honey after disco died out with their "Sukiyaki" reaching #2. The Sisters probably should have done the same thing right off the bat instead of releasing the dance-oriented "All American Girls." But the lack of exposure of that single probably affected this single when they finally went for a ballad. It's a nice song, but probably wasn't strong enough to really get them back to the Top 10. However, I think it might have done better as the first single. Or they had a terrific rock-ish tune on the album called "He's Just a Runaway" that seemed primed to be a hit.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The lead singer and youngest of the Sledge sisters, Kathy, left the group in 1989 for a solo career. Although she never reach the pop chart, she did have a #1 Dance/Club chart hit with "Take Me Back to Love Again" in 1992.


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