Friday, December 30, 2016

Songoftheday 12/30/16 - Echoes thunder almost every night, why this prison if we're all alike...

"Tell Me Why" - Exposé
from the album What You Don't Know (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #9 (one week)
Weeks on the Top-40: 11

Today's Song of the day comes from the dance-pop trio Exposé, whose sophomore effort What You Don't Know continued their streak of top ten hits in the U.S. with "When I Looked At Him" and the title track. The third single from the album would have them delve into deeper lyrical waters with "Tell Me Why". Written and produced by Lewis Martineé, it may not solve the problems of urban gang violence, but it was at least asking questions. Like "What You Don't Know", Gioia Bruno handled the vocals on this (her last lead on a top-40 Expose track)...


"Tell Me Why" became the group's seventh straight top-10 pop hit in America in February of 1990. The song also climbed to #3 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart. Internationally, the single was a top-40 hit in Canada at #34, and a minor hit in the Netherlands (#78) and the UK (#97).

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Here's the "Groovehouse" mix that helped send the track to the top-3 on the dance chart...


and lastly, the trio miming it up for Soul Train in 1990...


Well that's it for this year. I'm gonna take a break this weekend for New Year's, and what better timing since "Tell Me Why" was the final debut in the top-40 in 1989. So it's all 90's from here on out for a while... Stay safe, everyone...




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