Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Aiming at Your Heart" by The Temptations

Song#:  0748
Date:  09/19/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  67
Weeks:  5
Genre:  R&B

Aiming at Your Heart by The Temptations on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  After leaving the label for a couple of albums, The Temptations returned to Motown with the LP "Power" and its title-track single (#43 pop, #11 R&B). It wasn't the most spectacular return but it setup some attention for their next self-titled album. This first single fared even worse staying in the lower third of the pop chart while only reaching #36 R&B. The LP was their first to not reach the Top 100 on the album chart (#119). It was a rough period for the group as they struggled to find a way to remain popular in the 80s after 15+ hit-making years.

ReduxReview:  For The Temptations, this was a bit lackluster. It's not a bad tune and they try to give it that Temps treatment, but it just falls short. With a track record of such quality hits, this one just can't compete. The lack of chart action seems to confirm that assertion.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Although the group was in a major slump, they did have one bright spot. They released a Christmas album in 1980 called "Give Love at Christmas." It proved to be popular and reached #6 on the yearly Christmas music chart.


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