Thursday, March 16, 2017

Songoftheday 3/16/17 - Her mother broke the news to my heart, she said theyre leaving and now I'm torn all apart...

"Ooh La La (I Can't Get Over You)" - Perfect Gentlemen
from the album Rated PG (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #10 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's song of the day comes from the R&B/pop trio Perfect Gentleman, who were put together in Boston by producer/songwriter/manager Maurice Starr, who had huge success bringing together and producing acts like New Edition and New Kids On The Block. This time he kept it in the family, with his son Maurice Jr. joining Corey Blakely and Tyrone Sutton. Their first single was the mid-tempo kiddie break-up song "Ooh La La (I Can't Get Over You)". Produced and written by Maurice Sr., it filled the gap nicely between NKOTB albums, marketed to those same fans, with the pre-teen boys' voices not changed yet...

"Ooh La La" climbed all the way into the pop top-10 in the U.S. in June of 1990. The song also went to #12 on Billboard's R&B chart. They released a follow-up single, "One More Chance", which peaked at #33 R&B but missed the pop chart altogether. Three years later, a second album emerged, with Sutton replaced by two new members - Maurice Jr's brother Stephen and future Mayback Music mixtape artist "Masspike" Miles Wheeler - but that record was DOA.

Up tomorrow: The time has come for this pop/rock singer/songwriter.

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