Monday, July 20, 2015

"Come Give Your Love to Me" by Janet Jackson

Song#:  1333
Date:  02/05/1983
Debut:  89
Peak:  58
Weeks:  9
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  The youngest of the Jackson clan started her music career with a glossy self-titled album that featured the #6 R&B hit "Young Love" (#64 pop). This second single wouldn't do quite as well reaching #17. However, at pop the song did slightly better than her first single by almost getting into the top half of the chart. It would be her last pop chart entry until 1986 when her smash album "Control" would take over the airwaves.

ReduxReview:  I must say that this one kind of surprised me. The B-52-ish twangy guitar and synth give this song a little new wave edge. The tune itself is slight and a bit boring, however the arrangement is what kicks this song up a couple of levels. It's still nowhere near the Janet that is going to dive in and take control, but it's a fun little tune from her early days.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although the hits would halt for Jackson on the pop chart, she continued to place singles on the R&B chart. The third single from her debut album would be "Say You Do." It missed the pop chart but hit #15 at R&B. Her second album, "Dream Street," featured the lead single "Don't Stand Another Chance." It was Jackson's first co-writing effort (with her brother Marlon and John Barnes) and it became her second Top 10 R&B hit reaching #9. A second single, "Fast Girls," was issued and it hit #40 R&B. The final single from the album was its title track "Dream Street." While it didn't chart, it is notable for being Jackson's first music video. It was shot while she was a cast member on the TV show "Fame."


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