"If U Were Mine" - The U-Krew
from the album The U-Krew (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #24 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 7
Today's song of the day comes from the U-Krew, an R&B group from the unlikely setting of Portland, Oregon, who shortened their name from "The Untouchable Krew" and released their debut (and only) album in 1989. The first single from the set was the new jack swing jam "If U Were Mine". Written by the act's Larry Bell, James McClendon, and Hakim Muhammad, it had a touch of influences from Bobby Brown to Teddy Riley's Guy...
"If You Were Mine" became the U-Krew's sole top-40 pop hit in April of 1990. A second single from the album, "Let Me Be Your Lover", was a minor hit on both the pop (#68) and R&B (#81) chart. Their record company folded before they could release a second album.
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