Thursday, July 28, 2016

Songoftheday 7/29/16 - I can't sleep at night I toss and turn listenin' for the telephone, but when I get your call I'm all choked up can't believe you called my home...


"Every Little Step" - Bobby Brown
from the album Don't Be Cruel (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's song of the day comes from singer Bobby Brown, whose sophomore album Don't Be Cruel had already spun off three top-ten pop hits with the title track, "Roni", and the #1 "My Prerogative". The fourth single from the album was arguably my favorite of the record, "Every Little Step". Written by the superstar production team of Babyface and L.A. Reid, the mid-tempo new jack swing nugget sported a video that had, erm, that outfit...


"Every Little Step" became the fourth top-ten pop hit from Don't Be Cruel in June of 1989. The song also landed Bobby his fourth #1 solo R&B hit. The extended remix climbed to #17 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart as well. Internationally, the track reached the top ten in New Zealand (#5), the UK (#6), Australia (#8), and Ireland (#10).

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In 1999, Usher included "Every Little Step" in his "Bobby Brown Medley" on his Live album...


...and here's Bobby performing live on Arsenio to promote the single...


And as a bonus, here's Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson doing their thing to the song...


Up tomorrow: A future publisher of Billboard plays a sounding board.

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