Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Sing a Little Song" by West Street Mob

Song#:  0993
Date:  04/17/1982
Debut:  92
Peak:  89
Weeks:  4
Genre:  R&B, Funk

Pop Bits:  After the moderate success of their debut album, which featured the crossover single "Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)" (#88 pop, #18 R&B), the group put out this one-off 12" single. It reached #44 at R&B and sold enough to make a short appearance on the pop chart. It would be their final entry on the pop chart. The trio would get a few more minor R&B chart entries from their next album, but that would be it for the group.

ReduxReview:  The group applies a similar groove from their previous hit to this funk remake (see below). It works okay, but the voice manipulation wears on me over the course of 5+ minutes. In other words, stick with the original.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  This is a remake of a song by Sly and the Family Stone. Their 1968 original served as the b-side to their #1 hit "Everyday People." However, the tune got enough attention and airplay to also chart. It reached #28 on the R&B chart and #89 at pop - the same position reached by the West Street Mob version.


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