Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Songoftheday 10/26/16 - Baby just touch me anywhere, cutie you turn me on...

"Rock Wit'cha" - Bobby Brown
from the album Don't Be Cruel (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #7 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11

Today's song of the day comes from R&B/pop star Bobby Brown, whose second album after leaving New Edition, Don't Be Cruel, had scored him four consecutive top-10 pop hits with the title track, "Roni", "Every Little Step", and the #1 "My Prerogative". Also, Bobby provided the theme song to the massive movie franchise hit Ghostbusters II with "On Our Own" which made it to #2 in the summer of 1989. Between those five song he spent 65 weeks in the top-40, but he wasn't through yet, returning to the Don't Be Cruel album to release a fifth single, "Rock Wit'cha". Written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (who just landed his own top-40 hit with "It's No Crime") and Darnell Bristol (Babyface's old bandmate in The Deele), and produced by Babyface and L.A. Reid, the smooth booty-call track had enough rhythm to blow the quiet-storm selections out of the water for bedtime background music...


"Rock Wit'cha" became Bobby's fifth top-10 pop hit from Don't Be Cruel (and sixth overall) in November of 1989. The single also climbed all the way to #3 on Billboard's R&B chart, while it gave Brown his sole Adult Contemporary hit at #28. Internationally, the single reached the top-20 in Canada (#14), Ireland (#13), and New Zealand (#17), and peaked at #33 in the UK.

In the British Isles, to promote his Dance...Ya Know It! remix album, they released "The Freestyle Megamix" of his earlier hits, and the single made it to #14 in the UK and #21 in Ireland.

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Here's Bobby performing the track live, leaving the entire female part of the audience pregnant in the process...


Bobby V (Valentino) covered the song in 2011 and released it as a single, but it missed the charts...


...and lastly, here's Bobby V bringing Brown on stage to promote his version on the George Lopez show...


Up tomorrow: Blues-metal giants get freaky when they're "going down".

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