Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"Baby Come and Get It" by The Pointer Sisters

Song#:  2262
Date:  03/23/1985
Debut:  77
Peak:  44
Weeks:  11
Genre:  R&B, Dance

Pop Bits:  The Pointers were on a roll with their previous four singles all hitting the Pop Top 10. With a total of five singles already released from their album Break Out, it seemed like the album had run its course. However, the label thought different and decided to eke out this sixth single. It did quite well at Dance getting to #8, but it stalled early at Pop and R&B (#24). The song closed out the trio's most successful album and peak commercial period.

ReduxReview:  I think this was just a stab by the record company to see what would happen. The trio had four Top 10's in a row and were a hot draw, so why not try another single. However, by this time the album was long in the tooth and it was going to take something much stronger than this song to do anything worthwhile. Therefore, it fizzled. I like the song, but it makes for a strong album track rather than a single. There was no reason for this single to be issued.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although she wasn't the first Pointer Sister to record a solo album, June Pointer stepped out on her own for a side solo project following the Sisters' 1982 LP So Excited!. Working with the trio's current producer, Richard Perry, June recorded a debut solo album titled Baby Sister. It was released in 1983 prior to the Sisters' massive hit album Break Out. The first single from June's album, "Ready for Some Action," got a few spins at R&B and it reached #28 on that chart. It wasn't enough to generate much attention and the album disappeared quickly. However, that may have been good as June was going to be extremely busy with her sisters following the success of Break Out.


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