Friday, February 17, 2017

Songoftheday 2/17/17 - 'Cause I've been thinkin' 'bout the things that we said late last night, when every word I said just didn't come out right...

"You're The Only Woman" - Brat Prack
from the album Brat Pack (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #36 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 3

Today's song of the day comes from a pair of dance-pop singers from New Jersey, the Brat Pack, who originally emerged as a club act, scoring a top-10 dance hit in 1988 with "So Many Ways (Do It Properly Part II)" (#7 Club). Two years later, the duo released an uptempo cover of one of the softest of the soft-rock songs of the early 80s, "You're The Only Woman". Written (coincidentally) by David Pack, singer/guitarist of the band Ambrosia, the group took the original version to #13 on the American pop chart in 1980....

The Brat Pack version, performed by Ray Frazier and Patrick Donovan, was produced by future C+C Music Factory leaders Rob Clivilles and David Cole, who were also enjoying success with their female trio Seduction...

"You're The Only Woman" became the Brat Pack's sole top-40 pop hit in March of 1990. The 12" remix made it to #27 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart. They released a second single from their self-titled debut album, "I'm Never Gonna Give You Up", which hit #71 pop and #32 dance.

Up tomorrow: Irish songstress interprets a classic for a tearful juxtaposition.

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