Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Wanna Be with You" by Earth, Wind & Fire

Grammy Alert!
Song#:  0889
Date:  01/23/1982
Debut:  78
Peak:  51
Weeks:  7
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  After their successful (and final) return to the pop Top 10 with "Let's Groove" (#3), the group released this second single from their "Raise!" album. It didn't do that well missing out on the pop Top 40 and only getting to #15 at R&B. However, it was strong enough to get them a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.

ReduxReview:  It's nice they nabbed a Grammy for this and the performance is very good. But I just don't care for the song. I find it very bland and wouldn't even consider this single-worthy. It seems listeners/buyers agreed as it did not do well, especially coming on the heels of one of their biggest hits. It's expertly done, but just not that great of a song. I think the charging "Lady Sun" from the album could have extended their hit streak.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The group was not the sole winner of the Best R&B Performance Grammy. In a rare tie, The Dazz Band also won for their hit "Let It Whip."


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