Sunday, December 22, 2013

"That Old Song" by Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio

Song#:  0663
Date:  07/11/1981
Debut:  86
Peak:  21
Weeks:  15
Genre:  R&B, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  After getting their highest pop hit with the #4 "A Woman Needs Love" (#1 R&B), this follow-up managed to hit the chart and almost got inside the Top 20. It also became their became their biggest AC hit reaching #7. The single would be the group's last to hit the pop chart before their break-up and Parker Jr. heading out solo.

ReduxReview:  This ones definitely leans more toward AC than R&B (hence the low showing on the R&B chart at #26) and for the most part it succeeds. But it just isn't as quality as some of their major hits. The tune is an agreeable slice that goes down easy, but I really wouldn't care for seconds.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Although more known for their smooth R&B sound, the group did get a couple tracks on the dance chart. The instrumental "For Those Who Like to Groove" reached #23 (#13 R&B) and from their last album, the single "Still in the Groove" reached #35.


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