from the album The Revival (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #34 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 4
Today's song of the day comes from the trio Tony! Toni! Toné!, who after a series of big R&B hits finally crossed over big on to the pop chart with their top ten single "Feels Good" in the fall of 1990. Their follow-up single, written by brothers Dwayne Wiggins and Ray Wiggins (aka Raphael Saadiq) and group member Tim Christian, along with Carl Wheeler, was "It Never Rains (In Southern California)". It was a smooth soul number that sported a music video directed by "Cosby Kid" Lisa Bonet...
"It Never Rains" became Tony! Toni! Toné!'s second top-40 pop hit in February of 1991. The single went all the way to #1 on Billboard's R&B chart for two weeks, their fourth trip to the top. Internationally, the track was a minor hit in the UK at #69. A fourth single from The Revival, "Whenever You Want", also topped the R&B list making an amazing four chart leaders from the album, but stalled right under the pop top-40 at #48.
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...and here's a live audio of the song from the group...
Up tomorrow: Hard rock alter-egos are sticking around for romance.