Saturday, January 11, 2014

"I'm in Love" by Evelyn King

Song#:  0679
Date:  07/25/1981
Debut:  88
Peak:  40
Weeks:  14
Genre:  R&B, Dance

Pop Bits:  King has one of those by-chance discovery stories. Her mother was employed as an overnight cleaner at a music studio in Philadelphia. King would also work with her and would sing around the studio while working. A producer heard the 16-year-old singing and began to work with her. She signed her first record deal in 1977 and out of the gate she had a smash hit with the dance track "Shame" (#9 pop, #7 R&B). It was the first of two gold singles from the album, which itself went platinum. Her next two albums didn't do quite as well, but her fourth outing "I'm in Love" featured this title track which put her back in the pop Top 40 and became her first #1 R&B and Dance single.

ReduxReview:  This is a pretty solid funky groove that keeps your toes a-tappin' and head a-boppin', but it is nowhere near as great as her single "Shame" or her later one "Love Come Down." It's just not as hooky and although it is nice while hearing it, I just seem to forget it soon after.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was sampled for the Janet Jackson track "R&B Junkie," which appeared on her 2004 album "Damita Jo."


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