from the album After 7 (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #19 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 5
Today's song of the day comes from the soul vocal trio After 7, who had back-to-back top-10 pop hits with "Ready Or Not" and "Can't Stop". As a follow-up, they re-released their first single, the uptempo jam "Heat Of The Moment". Written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (the brother of the group's Kevin and Melvin) along with L.A. Reid, the song originally hit #5 on Billboard's R&B chart back in the summer of 1989, though it stalled down at #74 on the pop Hot 100. Now with the momentum of the two huge hits behind them, and a peppier remix, radio was able to "get down" now...
"Heat Of The Moment" became After 7's third top-40 pop hit in February of 1991. Internationally, the record was a moderate hit in New Zealand, reaching #28, and slipped on to the British chart at #87. A fifth single from their debut album, "My Only Woman", climbed to #36 on the R&B chart, but missed the pop list altogether.
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Here's the Edmonds brothers and Keith Mitchell appearing on Soul Train to promote the single...
Up tomorrow: Australian rockers cash out with their highest-charting American pop hit.