Wednesday, October 28, 2020

"I Do You" by The Jets

Song#:  3301
Date:  10/17/1987
Debut:  74
Peak:  20
Weeks:  15
Genre:  R&B, Dance-Pop

Pop Bits:  This family band grabbed their third Pop Top 10 hit with "Cross My Broken Heart," a track that served as the first single from their second album Magic. The tune was also featured on the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop II. Next up was this second single from Magic. It would end up being just a mediocre performer barely making the Top 20 at both Pop and R&B (#19). However, it would prove to be just a very slight bump in the road with their next two singles doing much better.

ReduxReview:  This was a good album-opening track, but it wasn't the best follow-up to "Cross My Broken Heart." Since the band had scored hits with both uptempo jams and ballads, my instinct would have been to select "Make It Real," an AC-leaning track that was eventually released and reached the Top 10. Instead, I guess either the band or their label wanted to keep the kids dancing and pushed this one out. It didn't do too bad, but it would have been better as a wrap-up single from the LP. Instead it ended up being a little hiccup between bigger hits and it most likely affected album sales.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  In addition to having a song on the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop II, the band recorded a track for another 1987 film, the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle Burglar. The Jets contributed the song "Tough Guys" to the movie's soundtrack. It was not released as a single. The main single pushed out from the soundtrack was "Time Out for the Burglar" by The Jacksons. It wouldn't get much attention only peaking at #88 at R&B. That result went hand-in-hand with the outcome of the film, which was critically panned and didn't do well at the box office.


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