Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Songoftheday 1/17/17 - So many times I've been around you I don't know how much I like you, It's like a dream each time I see you and there's this magic in the air...

"C'mon & Get My Love" - D-Mob f/Cathy Dennis
from the albums A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That (D-Mob, 1989), Move To This (Cathy Dennis, 1990), and She-Devil (Original Soundtrack) (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #10 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's song of the day comes from British DJ/producer Dennis Poku, who as "Dancin' Danny D" records under the moniker D-Mob. In 1988, he released his debut single "We Call It Acieeed" with Gary Haisman, which introduced that style of house music made popular in Britain. The record went to #3 in the UK and ended up crossing the shores to top the American dance chart by the spring of 1989. A second release, "It's Time To Get Funky" (featuring LRS), also made the top-10 in the UK (#9) and #1 on the US Dance chart. But it was the third release that exposed Dennis to a broader audience. "C'mon and Get My Love", written by Poku, was more of a straightforward pop hit with vocals from newcomer Cathy Dennis instead of the previous two rap-dominated singles (though he did provide his own verses in the bridge of the song). The single also got a spot in the Meryl Streep/Rosanne Barr laughfest movie She-Devil...


"C'mon and Get My Love" became D-Mob's first and only top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in March of 1990. The single also climbed to #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart, and crossed over to #69 on their R&B list. Internationally, the record reached the top-40 in the UK (#15), Ireland (#16), New Zealand (#22), and Australia (#35). A second single featuring Dennis, "That's The Way Of The World", scored Poku a fourth consecutive #1 Dance hit from his A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit of That album, while becoming minor pop hits in the UK (#48) and the US (#59).

Dennis would go on to release her own solo debut album Move To This, partly produced by Poku. They would reunite on record again for the single "Why" from her second album Into The Skyline, which was a top-40 hit in Britain (#23) in 1994.

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Here's Danny and Cathy performing live on the Arsenio Hall show...


...and the Dance Hall Mix that topped the club chart...


...and finally, the "Spaghetti Western Mix" from the 12" single...


Up tomorrow: British new wave duo are "bound" to have a hit with this American soul singer.

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