Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Let Me Be the One' by Exposé

 Although it was short-lived, it's hard to overstate just how popular Exposé was for a while there, becoming the first group to ever have four Top 10 singles off their debut album: "Come Go With Me," "Point of No Return," "Seasons Change" and today's Song of the Day. They eschewed a sophomore slump with three more Top 10s -- "What You Don't Know," "When I Looked at Him" and "Tell Me Why" -- plus the No. 17 single "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue." And then on their third album, the trio had one more big hit, "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me," which peaked at No 8 in 1993.

Although Exposé disbanded shortly thereafter, their freestyle influence was deep, wide and tall, with competing labels assembling knockoffs to the tune of Company B, the Cover Girls, Sweet Sensation and Seduction. 

In 1995, the group released a true greatest hits collection that also included a bonus cover of Skeeter Davis's "End of the World," as if I didn't love them enough already.  


Jack said...

I miss the early 80's styling.

Jim said...

One of the best concerts I ever attended. They were so much fun and knew the majority of their fans were gay! Saw them on Halloween night back in the 80's.