Monday, April 3, 2023

"You Are My Everything" by Surface

Song#:  4091
Date:  11/04/1989
Debut:  97
Peak:  84
Weeks:  5
Genre:  R&B, Quiet Storm

Pop Bits:  The R&B trio landed their first Pop Top 10 hit with the ballad "Shower Me with Your Love." It was the second single lifted from their second album 2nd Wave. The gold single was also the group's second #1 at R&B. To follow it up, this next track was issued out that featured a guest appearance by Regina Belle. It would end up becoming their third consecutive #1 at R&B, but it didn't get far on the Pop chart stalling out after a few weeks. A fourth single, "Can We Spend Some Time," would miss the Pop chart, but get to #5 R&B. Thanks to the three R&B #1s, the album would get to #5 R&B/#56 Pop and go platinum.

ReduxReview:  This was a sleek and sexy soul track that was prime for R&B radio. Unfortunately, it didn't have as much of a mainstream-lean as "Shower Me" and so it stalled early at Pop. The trio became more known for their big crossover ballads, but quiet storm grooves like this one were certainly highlights from their albums.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The trio would return later in 1990 with their third album 3 Deep. Its first single, "The First Time," would be an across the board smash getting to #1 at Pop, R&B, and AC. It would be a gold seller. A second single would get to #8 R&B while a third one would make it to #17 Pop//#24 R&B/#17 AC. Despite the album containing their biggest hit, it wouldn't do as well as their previous effort. It would stop at #19 R&B/#65 Pop and only reach gold level sales. The trio most likely could have recorded a fourth album, but by 1994 they decided to call it quits. They would reunited for a Japan-only album in '98 and then later in 2005 the trio made plans for a new album and tour, but it was cut short when member David Townsend suddenly passed away.


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