Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Love on Your Side" by Thompson Twins

Song#:  1431
Date:  04/30/1983
Debut:  85
Peak:  45
Weeks:  9
Genre:  New Wave

Pop Bits:  The Twins got their first US chart hit with "Lies" (#30 Pop, #1 Dance), the first single from their album "Side Kicks." This second single almost became their second Top 40 entry, but stopped a few notches short. However, it would be another hit at Dance for them reaching #6. Back in the trio's UK homeland, the single became their first Top 10 hit reaching #9.

ReduxReview:  This is another solid effort by the Twins, but it's not quite as good as the quirky "Lies." The trio had a great sound and their writing really improved from this point forward. The second verse of this song contains a reference back to one of their earlier singles. At the point Tom Bailey sings "I played you all my favorite records," the song take a slight break and plays the synth line from the chorus of their 1982 song "In the Name of Love" (#1 US Dance). It's a cute cheeky reference that works well.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  In the UK, the album (titled "Quick Step and Side Kick" there) generated a second Top 10 hit for them. The track "We Are Detective" caught on and peaked at #7. A fourth single, "Watching," would also be issued but it could only muster a #33 showing. That song featured vocals by Grace Jones. The double Top 10's sent the album to #10 and it became a UK platinum seller.


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