Saturday, July 14, 2018

twostepcub's music chart for July 13, 2018...


Well, I'm back from vacation and before I delve into another Song of the Day, it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spend a second week at #1, while Dan + Shay (pictured above) leap into the top five. Songs from Maroon 5/Cardi B, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Bastille make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits from Kylie Minogue, Vance Joy, MAX/gnash, Janelle Monae, and Bruno Mars/Cardi B drop out. Ahh, P-Town, you cruel mistress!

This Week         Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (1)
2. Done For Me - Charlie Puth f/Kehlani (2)
3. Never Be The Same - Camila Cabello (3)
4. Tequila - Dan + Shay (8)
5. In My Blood - Shawn Mendes (6)
6. The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey (4)
7. Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons (7)
8. Say Amen (Saturday Night) - Panic! At The Disco (18)
9. Friends - Marshmello & Anne-Marie (5)
10. I Was Jack (You Were Diane) - Jake Owen (12)
11. Broken - lovelytheband (11)
12. No Tears Left To Cry - Ariana Grande (22)
13. One Number Away - Luke Combs (13)
14. Woman, Amen - Dierks Bentley (10)
15. Alone - Halsey f/Big Sean & Stefflon Don (15)
16. Long As I Live - Toni Braxton (21)
17. Sit Next To Me - Foster The People (17)
18. Heaven - Kane Brown (16)
19. &Run - Sir Sly (23)
20. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Backstreet Boys (24)
21. Thought Contagion - Muse (9)
22. On The Loose - Niall Horan (14)
23. Hot Stuff 2018 - Donna Summer (29)
24. Life To Fix - The Record Company (28)
25. Everything's Gonna Be Alright - David Lee Murphy (20)
26. Hunger - Florence + The Machine (40)
27. I Feel Like Drowning - Two Feet (42)
28. Whatever It Takes - Pink (43)
29. Perfect - Ed Sheeran (25)
30. 2002 - Anne-Marie (30)
31. I Lived It - Blake Shelton (38)
32. Euphoria - The Perry Twins f/Harper Stirling (34)
33. I Like Me Better - Lauv (53)
34. Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood (44)
35. Dangerous Night - 30 Seconds To Mars (15)
36. My My My - Troye Sivan (26)
37. Such A Simple Thing - Ray Lamontagne (37)
38. Boo'd Up - Ella Mai (58)
39. Bad Bad News - Leon Bridges (27)
40. Don't Give Up - Snow Patrol (32)
41. Ahead Of Myself - X Ambassadors (31)
42. Sober Up - AJR f/Rivers Cuomo (46)
43. Wait - Maroon 5 (33)
44. Over My Head - Echosmith (49)
45. Colors - Beck (55)
46. Kiss Somebody - Morgan Evans (52)
47. Never Ever - Lisa Stansfield (39)
48. Girls Like You - Maroon 5 f/Cardi B (78)
49. Good Man - Ne-Yo (59)
50. Wavey - CLiQ f/Alika (50)
51. Singles You Up - Jordan Davis (47)
52. Solo - Clean Bandit f/Demi Lovato (70)
53. Get Along - Kenny Chesney (57)
54. Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie - Arlissa & Jonas Blue (54)
55. Bulletproof - Godsmack (60)
56. Good Old Days - Macklemore f/Kesha (56)
57. Rats - Ghost (67)
58. Alien - Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue (72)
59. A Little Honey - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (87)
60. Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin) - Dave Matthews Band (64)
61. Zombie - Bad Wolves (61)
62. No Excuses - Meghan Trainor (51)
63. Up Down - Morgan Wallen f/Florida Georgia Line (65)
64. Have It All - Jason Mraz (68)
65. Devil - Shinedown (66)
66. I'll Be There - Jess Glynne (71)
67. You Make It Easy - Jason Aldean (52)
68. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way - U2 (88)
69. Coming Home - Keith Urban f/Julia Michaels (73)
70. Take Back Home Girl - Chris Lane f/Tori Kelly (75)
71. Younger - A Great Big World (81)
72. Quarter Past Midnight - Bastille (94)
73. Mine - Bazzi (83)
74. Beyond - Leon Bridges (79)
75. Finest Hour - Cash Cash f/Abir (90)
76. Mercy - Brett Young (86)
77. Meant To Be - Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia LIne (69)
78. Most People Are Good - Luke Bryan (76)
79. Ashes - Celine Dion (DEBUT)
80. If You're Over Me - Years & Years (85)
81. Shadow Of Your Love - Guns N' Roses (91)
82. Lash Out - Alice Merton (DEBUT)
83. Shotgun - George Ezra (93)
84. Wicked Love - Bleona (84)
85. Hooked - Dylan Scott (95)
86. Love Like Yours And Mine - Peabo Bryson (96)
87. Go Bang - PNAU (77)
88. Familiar - Liam Payne & J. Balvin (92)
89. Let You Be Right - Meghan Trainor (DEBUT)
90. You Worry Me - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (80)
91. Kamikaze - Walk The Moon (DEBUT)
92. Choose Hope - Camille (DEBUT)
93. If You Were Mine - Ocean Park Standoff f/Lil' Yachty (DEBUT)
94. Miami - Manuel Riva f/Alexandra Stan (98)
95. Leave It Smokin' - Tamia (DEBUT)
96. Friday Night- Johnnie Mikel (100)
97. Hold On Tight - R3Hab f/Conor Maynard (DEBUT)
98. Hands On Me - BURNS f/Maluma & Rae Sremmurd (DEBUT)
99. Don't Make Me Wait - Sting & Shaggy (89)
100. 2AM - Booyah Riot (DEBUT)

There are ten songs making their debut on my chart this week (highlighted in blue), and if you click on any of them, you'll connect to that artist's official website for bios, tour dates, music, and more. And here they are on video, after the break...

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Friday, July 06, 2018

twostepcub's music chart for July 6, 2018...


Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa leap-a to the #1 position, while DJ Marshmello and singer Anne-Marie (pictured above) slip into the top-5. Former big hits from Kelly Clarkson and Dua Lipa drop of the list, while songs from Pink, the Dave Matthews Band, and Donna Summer make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). Northern bound...

This Week          Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (5)
2. Done For Me - Charlie Puth f/Kehlani (2)
3. Never Be The Same - Camila Cabello (1)
4. The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey (3)
5. Friends - Marshmello & Anne-Marie (6)
6. In My Blood - Shawn Mendes (8)
7. Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons (7)
8. Tequila - Dan + Shay (12)
9. Thought Contagion - Muse (4)
10. Woman, Amen - Dierks Bentley (10)
11. Broken - lovelytheband (11)
12. I Was Jack (You Were Diane) - Jake Owen (16)
13. One Number Away - Luke Combs (9)
14. On The Loose - Niall Horan (14)
15. Dangerous Night - 30 Seconds To Mars (15)
16. Heaven - Kane Brown (13)
17. Sit Next To Me - Foster The People (17)
18. Say Amen (Saturday Night) - Panic! At The Disco (25)
19. Alone - Halsey f/Big Sean & Stefflon Don (24)
20. Everything's Gonna Be Alright - David Lee Murphy f/Kenny Chesney (20)
21. Long As I Live - Toni Braxton (31)
22. No Tears Left To Cry - Ariana Grande (32)
23. &Run - Sir Sly (28)
24. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Backstreet Boys (34)
25. Perfect - Ed Sheeran (23)
26. My My My - Troye Sivan (18)
27. Bad Bad News - Leon Bridges (19)
28. Life To Fix - The Record Company (30)
29. Hot Stuff 2018 - Donna Summer (49)
30. 2002 - Anne-Marie (40)
31. Ahead Of Myself - X Ambassadors (27)
32. Don't Give In - Snow Patrol (26)
33. Wait - Maroon 5 (33)
34. Euphoria - The Perry Twins f/Harper Stirling (38)
35. Dancing - Kylie Minogue (21)
36. Saturday Sun - Vance Joy (22)
37. Such A Simple Thing - Ray Lamontagne (37)
38. I Lived It - Blake Shelton (39)
39. Never Ever - Lisa Stansfield (29)
40. Hunger - Florence + The Machine (52)
41. Lights Down Low - MAX f/gnash (35)
42. I Feel Like I'm Drowning - Two Feet (54)
43. Whatever You Want - Pink (58)
44. Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood (48)
45. Silver Lining - Mt. Joy (45)
46. Sober Up - AJR f/Rivers Cuomo (46)
47. Singles You Up - Jordan Davis (43)
48. Make Me Feel - Janelle Monae (44)
49. Over My Head - Echosmith (53)
50. Wavey - CLiQ f/Alika (50)
51. No Excuses - Meghan Trainor (36)
52. You Make It Easy - Jason Aldean (42)
53. I Like Me Better - Lauv (61)
54. Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie - Arlissa & Jonas Blue (58)
55. Colors - Beck (65)
56. Good Old Days - Macklemore f/Kesha (56)
57. Get Along - Kenny Chesney (57)
58. Boo'd Up - Ella Mai (68)
59. Good Man - Ne-Yo (63)
60. Bulletproof - Godsmack (60)
61. Zombie - Bad Wolves (47)
62. Kiss Somebody - Morgan Evans (66)
63. Kings & Queens - Mat Kearney (51)
64. Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin) - Dave Matthews Band (90)
65. Up Down - Morgan Wallen f/Florida Georgia Line (69)
66. Devil - Shinedown (70)
67. Rats - Ghost (71)
68. Have It All - Jason Mraz (72)
69. Meant To Be - Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line (59)
70. Solo - Clean Bandit f/Demi Lovato (80)
71. I'll Be There - Jess Glynne (81)
72. Alien - Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue (82)
73. Coming Home - Keith Urban f/Julia Michaels (77)
74. Finesse - Bruno Mars f/Cardi B (62)
75. Take Back Home Girl - Chris Lane f/Tori Kelly (85)
76. Most People Are Good - Luke Bryan (76)
77. Go Bang - PNAU (67)
78. Girls Like You - Maroon 5 f/Cardi B (92)
79. Beyond - Leon Bridges (83)
80. You Worry Me - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (64)
81. Younger - A Great Big World (DEBUT)
82. Trouble - Luciana & Nytrix (74)
83. Mine - Bazzi (94)
84. Wicked Love - Bleona (88)
85. If You're Over Me - Years & Years (95)
86. Mercy - Brett Young (DEBUT)
87. A Little Honey - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (99)
88. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way - U2 (DEBUT)
89. Don't Make Me Wait - Sting & Shaggy (89)
90. Finest Hour - Cash Cash f/Abir (91)
91. Shadow Of Your Love - Guns N' Roses (DEBUT)
92. Familiar - Liam Payne & J. Balvin (96)
93. Shotgun - George Ezra (98)
94. Quarter Past Midnight - Bastille (DEBUT)
95. Hooked - Dylan Scott (100)
96. Love Like Yours And Mine - Peabo Bryson (DEBUT)
97. Back To You - Selena Gomez (DEBUT)
98. Miami - Manuel Riva f/Alexandra Stan (DEBUT)
99. Sukiyaki - G.H. Hat f/Alina Renae (DEBUT)
100. Friday Night - Johnnie Mikel (DEBUT)

There are ten songs making their debut on my chart this week (highlighted in blue), and if you click on any of them, you'll connect to that artist's official website. And here they are on video, after the break...

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Songoftheday 7/5/18 - I'll be damned if I'm living without you and as long as I live you will know, I just want to build my world around you don't want you to go...

"Restless Heart" - Peter Cetera
from the album World Falling Down (1992)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #35 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 4

Today's song of the day comes from soft-rock singer Peter Cetera, who since leaving the band Chicago in the mid-1980's had landed four massive pop hits including the top-5 "One Good Woman" in fall of 1988, as well as hit top ten duet with Cher, "After All", in the spring of 1989. In 1992, Cetera released his fourth solo album World Falling Down. Recorded when he was divorcing his second wife Diane Nini (who co-wrote Cetera's #1 hit "Glory Of Love"), that situation was clearly given a nod with the title of the first single of the set, "Restless Heart". Written by Peter with his producer Andy Hill, the breezy adult-pop nugget was a hit with those mainstream stations in the early-90s still holding on to easy-listening artists like Cetera and Michael Bolton...


"Restless Heart" became the fifth top-40 hit (and so far most recent as a lead artist) in September of 1992. The song was his fourth to go to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the single was a big in Canada, spending two weeks at #6 on that country's singles chart, and was a minor hit in Germany at #53. The second release from World Falling Down was "Feels Like Heaven", a beautiful power-ballad duet with soul/disco legend Chaka Khan. While it only went to #71 on the pop chart, the single scaled to #5 on the Adult Contemporary list. That was followed by the midtempo "Even A Fool Can See", which again stopped at #68 pop but spent a week at #2 on the AC format tally.

Leaving Warner Brothers Records (where he had been since his ending days with Chicago), Cetera returned in 1995 with One Clear Voice on the independent River North label. Leading off with another duet ballad, "(I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight" was actress Crystal Bernard, which slipped on to the pop chart at #86, but was a moderate success at adult contemporary radio at #22. Two years later, he appeared on a remake of his old band's "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" from soul vocal group Az Yet, and as a featured artist made it back into the pop top 10 at #8. They both tried again with a go at "You're The Inspiration" with Cetera lead artist, but that cover only got to #77 (so far his most recent Hot 100 appearance). However, another track from his You're The Inspiration: A Collection album, "Do You Love Me That Much", got him to #6 on the Adult Contemporary list. His latest chart appearance came in 2005 when three tracks from a holiday album made that chart, with "Silent Night" doing the best at #24. He's continued to tour with his solo material as well as Chicago hits, and with the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, but he refused to even show up at the event, let alone perform with his old bandmates. Let it go, Peter!

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Songoftheday 7/4/18 - See I was resting at the park minding my own business as I kick up the treble tone, on my radio tape player box right just loud enough so folks could hear it's hype, see?

"People Everyday" - Arrested Development
from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of... (1992)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #8 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 18

Today's song of the day comes from the alternative hip-hop collective Arrested Development, whose debut album 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of... had already landed a top ten pop hit with "Tennessee" in the summer of 1992. Their second single from the set would be a take off on Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People", reworked as "People Everyday". With lyrics about how leader Speech, as an afrocentric culturalist, gets bullied by the hard "gangsta" types but will beat down if his lady is threatened. The single version, dubbed the "Metamorphosis Mix", took the loopy metronome-rocking album version and completely transformed it to a funky danceable number (with help from a guitar lick nabbed from Bob James' "Tappan Zee") that followed "Tennessee" to the heights of the charts...


"People Everyday" became the group's second top ten pop hit in October of 1992. The single spent two weeks at #2 on Billboard's R&B chart, while it made it to #6 on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, the record reached the top ten in the UK (#2, their biggest hit there), France (#6), Australia (#6), and New Zealand (#6). It also hit the top-40 in Ireland (#11), the Netherlands (#20), and Sweden (#27). In Canada, it only climbed to #64.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Songoftheday 7/3/18 - Now I don't wanna lose you, but I don't wanna use you just to have somebody by my side...

"Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" - Patty Smyth with Don Henley
from the album Patty Smyth (1992)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #2 (six weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 20

Today's song of the day comes from rock singer Patty Smyth, who was the lead singer of the band Scandal. With the Philadelphia-based outfit they landed a top ten pop hit in the fall of 1984 with "The Warrior". Their success, though, proved to be their downfall, as the group didn't even last to a second full-length album. Smyth struck out alone as a solo artist, and in 1987 released her first record under her name, Never Enough. Lead single and title track "Never Enough" was a decent rock radio hit, peaking at #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock format chart, but it stalled out at #61 on their pop Hot 100. Five years later, she returned with a self-titled sophomore effort. Leading it off was a break-up ballad written by Smyth with Glen Burtnik (who at that time was a member of arena-rock giants Styx). Produced by E Street Band member Roy Bittan, "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" was a poignant yet still angsty reflection of a couple calling it quits, with Don Henley of The Eagles as her male counterpart. The single, entrancing the older pop listeners, became Patty's biggest hit with or without Scandal...


"Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" spent six weeks in the runner-up spot on the American pop chart in September through October of 1992. It so far is Henley's most recent trip as a solo artist into the pop top-40 (he did return with the Eagles later on). The song topped Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart for a month. Internationally, the record spent seven weeks at #1 in Canada, and reached the top-40 in Ireland (#2), Australia (#5), Norway (#9), New Zealand (#18), the UK (#22), Austria (#28), and Sweden (#33). "Sometimes..." was nominated for a Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in 1993, losing out to Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson's "Beauty And The Beast".

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Monday, July 02, 2018

Robbed hit of the week 7/2/18 - EPMD's "Crossover"...

"Crossover" - EPMD
from the album Business Never Personal (1992)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #42

This week's "robbed hit" comes from the rap duo EPMD, who got their start in New York's Long Island suburb of Brentwood in the mid-80s. With a moniker recalling their names, (E)rick Sermon and (P)arrish Smith released their debut album Strictly Business in 1988. Signed to the Sleeping Bag label, which was more successful at the time with dance acts like house music singer Joyce Sims and electronic master Mantronix (a label exec as well), in 1987 their first single "It's My Thing" popped on to the British singles chart for a week at #97. In America, the pair landed on the R&B chart for the first time with the second single from the record, "You Gots To Chill" (#22 R&B). The title track, which sampled Eric Clapton's "I Shot The Sheriff" over a disco beat, followed it into the R&B top-40 at #25, and was a pretty decent club hit, climbing to #19 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart (their best showing of their whole career). A year later, they returned with Unfinished Business, and went back into the R&B top-40 with "So Wat Cha Sayin'" (#23 R&B). But while the album became their second to go "gold" (500,000 copies shipped), their label was struggling, and though many of the acts there suffered as a result, Def Jam bought EPMD and their catalog out, and brought them on board with one of the biggest hip-hop labels of that time.

Sermon and Parrish's first set on Def Jam, Business As Usual, continued their upward momentum, with two top-40 R&B hits including "Gold Digger", which peaking at#14 was their first time in the top-20, while it topped Billboard's Rap Singles chart. The second, "Rampage" (#30 R&B), featured then way-hot LL Cool J, bringing them an even more massive "mainstream" audience. That would bring EPMD their biggest success together on their next record, Business Never Personal. Released in 1992, it sported a lead single that bemoaned the state of rap-to-pop "crossovers" that they felt minimized the artform. However, "Crossover", written and produced by the duo with Roger's "You Should Me Mine" prominently sampled, was their catchiest single yet, and nearly gave them a bona fide "pop hit"...


While "Crossover" matched "Gold Digger" as their highest-charting R&B hit at #14, the single stopped a couple notches south of the pop top-40 in September of 1992. The extended remix even popped on to the Dance Club Play chart at #41.  Their second release from Business Never Personal, "Head Banger" featuring then-upcoming rapper Redman, only got to #75 R&B and missed the pop Hot 100 altogether. Problems between the pair caused them to split acrimoniously at first in 1993. They both released work solo, with Erick's "Bomdigi" hitting #84 on the pop chart and #39 R&B in 1995, and Parrish going to #89 pop the year before with "I Saw It Cummin'".

1997 saw EPMD making amends and getting back together for their fifth album Back In Business. "Da Joint" from the record hit #94 pop and climbed to #45 on the R&B chart, though it didn't seem like they were really cool besides "getting the act back". After another set, Out Of Business, which ended up their highest-charting album at #13, but only producing a minor R&B hit with "Symphony 2000" (#62 R&B), they went their separate ways yet again.

Starting to release solo material again, Sermon ended up gaining more and more success in the "mainstream radio" world, and ended up hitting the pop top-40 twice, in 2001 with "Music" (which spent a week at #2 R&B), and again a year later with "React" (featuring Redman). They reunited a second time in 2008 for their Unfinished Business album; they are due to release another set later this year.

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Songoftheday 7/2/18 - Your love's so exciting boy i can't deny it, since you found a place in my heart...

"Give U My Heart" - Babyface featuring Toni Braxton
from the albums Boomerang (Original Soundtrack) (1992) and Toni Braxton (1993)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #29 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 6

Today's song of the day comes from big producer slash R&B singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Babyface was not only was part of the most successful production teams of the 80s and 90s with working partner L.A. Reid, but was a verified music star in his own right, with his second album Tender Lover spinning off four top-40 pop hits with "It's No Crime", "Tender Lover", "Whip Appeal", and "My Kinda Girl". In the beginning of 1991, he also assisted dance-soul singer Pebbles (then L.A. Reid's wife) as a duet on her #1 R&B/top-20 pop hit "Love Makes Things Happen". Meanwhile, singer Toni Braxton, a preacher's daughter from the suburbs of Baltimore/DC in Maryland, was a part of a soul vocal group with her sisters the Braxtons, who were signed to Arista Records (where Edmonds' LaFace Records was an imprint) and had a minor R&B hit in 1990 with "Good Life" (#79 R&B). Babyface and Reid, seeing Toni's solo potential in the group, used her in recording demos for the upcoming Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, with one of those, "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", ended up hers after Anita Baker passed. Toni also sang on the movie track "Give U My Heart" with Babyface, with him getting top billing at the time as a way to "introduce" her to the public, even though she sings lead position. It was released as the second single from Boomerang's soundtrack, after the massive Boyz II Men hit "End Of The Road"...


"Give U My Heart" became the first top-40 pop hit (and second from Boomerang) in September of 1992. The song spent a week at #2 on Billboard's R&B chart as well. Internationally, the single just missed the top-40 in New Zealand at #41.

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Songoftheday 7/1/18 - Your reputation caught my attention, I just can't help myself I want nobody else...

"I Wanna Love You" - Jade
from the albums Class Act (Original Soundtrack) and Jade To The Max (1992)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #16 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's song of the day comes from the R&B vocal group Jade, who were originally put together by producer Vassal Benford (Toni Braxton) for a song he was recording for the soundtrack to the Kid N' Play movie Class Act. Original member Joi Marshall solely remained after a lineup shuffle that brought on Tonya Kelly and Di Reed for the production of their debut single "I Wanna Love You". Written by Benford with Ronald Spearman, the new jack swing record (which had more than a passing resemblance to Color Me Badd's "I Wanna Sex You Up") got them their first hit off the bat...


"I Wanna Love You" became Jade's first top-40 pop hit in the US in October of 1992. The song also climbed all the way to #7 on Billboard's R&B chart. Internationally, the single went to #13 in the UK (as their second single), #30 in Ireland (ditto), #24 in New Zealand, and #69 in Canada.

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