Friday, June 02, 2017

Songoftheday 6/2/17 - I've been sitting here trying to figure out how she does it to me, I don't understand how she takes her man and changes his personality...

"Crazy" - The Boys
 from the album The Boys (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #29 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day comes from the soul group the Boys, four brothers who topped the R&B chart in the winter of 1988 with their breakthrough single "Dial My Heart". They had three more hits on the R&B chart from their debut album Messages From The Boys, with "Lucky Charm" also going to #1 (though unlike its predecessor it missed the pop chart altogether). They also appeared as a guest of Earth, Wind & Fire's single "Heritage", which climbed to #5 on the R&B chart as well. In 1990 the Abdulsamad siblings released their self-titled sophomore effort, with the single "Crazy" as the first single. Written by the group's Hakeem and Khiry with Ashley Feazell, the hilarious music video that came along had them parodying famous MTV acts like George Michael, Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, Madonna, Michael Jackson and even Milli Vanilli, with a couple even donning wigs for the sake of a laugh (but totally not bad drag either)...


"Crazy" became the Boys' second and final top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in October of 1990. The single was also their third to reach #1 on Billboard's R&B chart. Across the "pond", the song was their biggest success in the UK, reaching #57 on their singles chart.

Their follow-up, "Thing Called Love", climbed to #14 on the R&B chart, followed by "Thanx 4 The Funk", which did a little better at #8, but neither of them made the pop chart. A third album arrived in 1992 with a more street-savvy sound, and while lead track "Tonite" did a respectable #3 rank on the R&B chart, and "The Saga Continues..." peaking at #15, the Boys wouldn't appear on the pop chart again. They have since regrouped the Suns...

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...and here's the Boys giving it their all on Soul Train to promote the single...


Up tomorrow: A dance-soul singer in a "little rocky" relationship is letting you pass.


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