Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Sad Girl" by GQ

Song#:  0945
Date:  03/13/1982
Debut:  93
Peak:  93
Weeks:  2
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  This Bronx quartet released a funk album in 1976 as The Rhythm Makers, but changed their sound and name when they signed with Arista. As GQ, they moved towards disco and scored right off the bat with 1979's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)," a #12 pop/#1 R&B gold record hit. Three more R&B Top 10's followed, but by the time their third album, "Face to Face," came out, the quartet was a trio and this single became their last to hit both the pop and R&B chart.

ReduxReview:  Moving away from disco, the trio comes up with this retro-ish R&B tune that is not too bad. It's kind of bland though and even after hearing it a few times it slipped right out of my head. It's okay for a listen, but ultimately forgettable.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Group member Keith "Sabu" Crier is the uncle of R&B/New Jack star Keith Sweat. Sweat's 1987 debut solo album featured the #1 R&B hit "I Want Her" (#5 pop).


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