Tuesday, May 28, 2019

"Do You Remember Me?" by Jermaine Jackson

Song#:  2782
Date:  07/05/1986
Debut:  98
Peak:  71
Weeks:  5
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Jackson's album Precious Moments started off on a fairly good note with its first single, "I Think It's Love," getting to #16 at Pop, #14 R&B, and #5 AC. For a follow-up, this album-opening track was selected for release. It didn't get the same attention as the previous single and it ended up stalling early at both R&B (#40) and Pop (#71). It also made a brief appearance on the Dance chart at #43. Without and additional hit, the album couldn't find an audience and it fell short of expectations topping out at #46 Pop and #25 R&B. It was a disappointment coming on the heels of his previous gold-selling self-titled album that got to #1 at R&B and #19 Pop.

ReduxReview:  While this a good album opener, it wasn't that great as a single. It's hooks weren't strong enough to cover for the weak verse. The production kind of overruns the tune as well. In the end, it just wasn't memorable enough to keep it going on the charts. Besides "I Think It's Love," there wasn't much on the album that stood out. His previous self-titled album was full of solid, interesting tracks and it did well because of that. Precious Moments had the one excellent single and that was about it.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Included on the Precious Moments album was the closing track "Words Into Action." That song would also appear on the soundtrack to the Rob Lowe/Demi Moore rom-com About Last Night... It would be issued out as a single, but the best it could do was a #90 showing on the R&B chart. It was written by the team of Mike (aka Mick) Leeson and Peter Vale. They would write songs for many artists over the years but their two biggest charting hits would be Sheena Easton's #4 James Bond theme "For Your Eyes Only" and Eddie Money's #4 hit "Take Me Home Tonight. They would contribute one other song to Jackson's album, "I Hear Heartbeat." It would not be released as a single.


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