Saturday, April 19, 2014

"I'm Just Too Shy" by Jermaine Jackson

Song#:  0804
Date:  10/31/1981
Debut:  82
Peak:  60
Weeks:  8
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  As a solo artist, Jackson finally hit it big with his album and single "Let's Get Serious" (#9 single, #6 LP). But his follow-up LP didn't generate any major hits and the success he build quickly waned. The slide continued with his next album "I Like Your Style" as this first single couldn't crack the top half of the chart. It even stalled out at #29 at R&B.

ReduxReview:  This is a subtle groove that may just be slightly too subdued to really make an impact on radio. It's a lovely tune and probably one of Jackson's better solo outings, however I don't think it was strong enough to stick out among all the funk, new wave, and soft rock that was all over the airwaves at the time.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although his website still calls him Jermaine Jackson, he had his name officially changed to Jacksun in 2013. The only reason stated for the changes was due to "artistic reasons," but no one knows what that means.


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