Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Songoftheday 12/20/16 - From the start its plain to see you're suffering from a serious broken heart...

"Two To Make It Right" - Seduction
from the album Nothing Matters Without Love (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #2 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 14

Today's song of the day comes from the dance-pop trio Seduction, an act formed by producers/remixers/writers David Cole and Rob Clivilles (aka what will be the C+C Music Factory). Meant to provide a quick-set act after the success of the single "(You're My One & Only) True Love", they had their "Milli Vanilli" moment when it came out that Martha Wash (of the Weather Girls and Two Tons of Fun) actually was the one singing on the record, with the newly-hired group lipsynching for the video. However, unlike the German boys, this slip went relatively unnoticed and the trio of Idalis Deleon, Michelle Visage, and April Harris recorded the rest of their debut album Nothing Matters Without Love. Their first single released from those sessions (and the third single from the album overall) was "Two To Make It Right". Cribbing its title and sampling liberally the rap hit "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock into a mainstream freestyle-dance anthem, the single gave the group their biggest hit single...


"Two To Make It Right" became Seduction's sole top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in February of 1990. The 12" extended single also climbed to #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart. Internationally, the song went to #10 in Canada, #17 in New Zealand, #34 in France, and was a minor hit in the UK at #79.

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Here's the "Hip House" mix that topped the dance chart in January of 1990...


...as well as the Clivilles/Cole mix, which had that "C&C Music Factory" groove that would dominate 1991...


...and finally, the trio performing at Live At The Apollo in 1990...


Up tomorrow: Poor-boy rockers don't forget.

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