Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Never Give Up on a Good Thing" by George Benson

Song#:  0926
Date:  02/20/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  52
Weeks:  9
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  After scoring his fourth Top 10 pop hit with "Turn Your Love Around," Benson issued this second single from his compilation "The George Benson Collection." It peaked far lower than his previous hit but did make it to #16 on the R&B chart.

ReduxReview:  It's hard to follow-up a song as good as "Turn Your Love Around," but Benson does well with this tune. I'm not really sure why this one didn't catch on. It has a great groove, cool horn lines, nice backing vocals, and a solid chorus. There's really nothing here to dislike. It's not as killer as "Turn," but the song is a worthy follow-up.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Although Benson's career didn't really kick in until the late 60s, he had been performing and working in music since he was a kid. By age 10, Benson recorded his first single for RCA. Under the moniker Little Georgie, Benson sang "She Makes Me Mad." It was a local hit in his hometown of Pittsburgh in 1954, but nothing developed from it. He would finally begin his jazz solo career a decade later.


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