Friday, January 22, 2016

Songoftheday 1/22/16 - So now you've returned and you want to try our love again, but frankly I'm concerned that you will hurt me like you did then...

"Promise Me" - The Cover Girls
from the album Show Me (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #40 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 1

Today's song of the day comes from the freestyle trio the Cover Girls, whose debut album Show Me, after almost making the top-40 with the title track, then only nicked the top 100 with the follow-up "Spring Love". They finally cracked the American Top 40 in the winter of 1988 with "Because Of You", with original member Sunshine Wright leaving to be replaced by Margo Urban. The fourth single from the set was the "ballad" of the album, "Promise Me". Written by the trio of Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran (aka the Latin Rascals) with Andy Tripoli, the song served as a break from the frenetic pace of the genre, and the background vocals set it up a notch...

"Promise Me" slipped into the pop top-40 for a week in May of 1988.

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Here are the girls performing at the Apollo...

Up tomorrow: A "rocky" dance/pop singer takes a fancy love drive.

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