Sunday, September 6, 2015

"If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady" by The Pointer Sisters

Song#:  1393
Date:  03/26/1983
Debut:  72
Peak:  67
Weeks:  5
Genre:  R&B, Dance

Pop Bits:  The Sisters' album "So Excited!" put them in a slight slump. Their previous two albums were gold sellers that produced Top 10 hits. The best that "So Excited!" could generate was the #16 "American Music." The lack of a solid single hurt the album and it failed to go gold. This third single wouldn't help the cause as it petered out in the lower third of the chart while only reaching #44 at R&B.

ReduxReview:  Of course, the vocals are top-notch, but the material is far from their best. There is a lot of jammin' going on over a lengthy single chord, like in the verse. There are times that can work, but I don't think it does here. The Sisters certainly give it their all and they do take the song to another level, but even that level is far below the one on which their main hits reside.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  For the "So Excited!" album, the Sisters recorded their version of the song "I Feel for You." Originally written and recorded by Prince for his 1979 self-titled album, the song would end up becoming a major hit two years later for Chaka Khan (#3 pop, #1 R&B).


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