Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Songoftheday 3/25/15 - I was a game he would play, he brought the clouds to my day...


The Jets - "You Got It All"
from the album The Jets (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's Song of the Day comes from the Jets, the Samoan-American family act who came from Minnesota just at the time that area was hot with the like of Prince and the Time leading the way. They scored a top-3 pop single with "Crush On You", but then fell right below the top-40 with the follow-up, "Private Number". For their fourth single from the album, the siblings released "You Got It All", a midtempo love ballad written by Rupert Holmes, the "Pina Colada Song" guy. With sister Elizabeth on lead (who was 14 when this hit), the song sounded like a simple family-friendly pop classic from the start, though I'm not sure about the age difference with this guy in the video...


"You Got It All" became the band's second top-10 pop hit in March of 1987, while climbing all the way to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart (replacing yesterday's SOTD "Ballerina Girl"). The single also was their biggest hit on the R&B chart, peaking at #2. Internationally, the record stopped just short of the top-10 at #11 in Canada.

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Here's the Jets doin' their thing on Solid Gold...


In 2000, Britney Spears covered "You Got It All" on the British deluxe version of her second album Oops...I Did It Again...


and finally, here's the band live on tour in 2010...


Up tomorrow: Philly glam rockers aren't suckers.

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