Monday, September 13, 2021

"Sendin' All My Love" by The Jets

Song#:  3612
Date:  08/13/1988
Debut:  91
Peak:  88
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Dance-Pop


Pop Bits:  Up to this point in time, the family band's second album, Magic, had generated four singles. Three of those would reach the Pop Top 10 including the ballad "Make It Real," which got to #4 Pop/#1 AC. Since that fourth single did so well, the band's label took a chance on a fifth single and chose this song to push out. It didn't get very far on the Pop or R&B charts petering out at #88 and #72, respectively, but it did well in clubs and became the band's first any only #1 on the Dance chart.

ReduxReview:  If this track sounds a bit Madonna-ish, that is because her ol' cohort Stephen Bray was a co-writer on it. The tune is pretty good and I can hear where a remix might have drawn folks to the dance floor. As a pop radio release, it wasn't all that strong. Although it went to #1 at Dance, there really was no reason to push this out as a single. The label should have wrapped it up after the fourth single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Although this song did not perform well at Pop and R&B, it seems the label was determined to eke out one more hit from the album and chose to release a sixth single. The ballad "Anytime" was selected for release. The song was written by Rupert Holmes who had his own #1 solo single back at the turn of the decade with "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)." Holmes already had an association with The Jets as he had written a song for their 1985 debut album. "You Got It All" would be the LP's third single and it would be the band's second Pop Top 10 reaching #3 (#2 R&B/#1 AC).  Unfortunately, Holmes' second effort for the band would not get close to doing that well. It would completely miss the Pop and R&B charts while topping out at #35 at AC.

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