Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"All Fall Down" by Five Star

Song#:  2461
Date:  09/14/1985
Debut:  83
Peak:  65
Weeks:  11
Genre:  R&B, Dance-Pop

Pop Bits:  This UK vocal group consisted of the five Pearson siblings and were developed via their father Buster Pearson. Having been a successful session/tour musician that worked with several major artists, Buster Pearson was already familiar with the music business. In 1983, he decided to form his teenage kids into a vocal group and the following year recorded and independently released their first single, "Problematic." It didn't chart, but it did help get them signed to RCA Records. Two singles on their new label were issued and a debut album titled Luxury of Life was released, but nothing was getting any attention. That is until this third single from the LP started to catch on. It would be their first charting effort getting to #6 Dance and #16 R&B. It would also cross over to the Pop chart for a few months and would be their first charting single in their UK homeland getting to #15.

ReduxReview:  This was a pretty good little tune that helped establish the family group on the charts. It was nothing outstanding, but it was memorable enough to get people interested, especially on the dance floors. I kind of remember the group, but I don't remember any of their songs. They ended up doing better in the UK scoring six Top 10's there.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The b-side to this single was an instrumental song titled "First Avenue." The tune was written by group/family member Deniece Pearson. She also co-produced the track with her father. On the record, it was credited to Five Star Orchestra. The song would end up grabbing a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.


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