Friday, March 04, 2022

Song of the Day: 'Take Me Home' (John 'M+M' Morales remix) by Cher

I get a lot of press releases in my inbox each day, but rarely are they as welcomed as the one alerting me to a brand-new John “M+M” Morales remix of the Cher classic "Take Me Home."
Described as “one of the best producers and arrangers of disco music,” dance music legend Morales has logged over 800 remixes, including smash hits by the Temptations, Tina Turner, Jocelyn Brown, DeBarge, Rick James, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, among many others. More recently, Morales, after a decade-long hiatus, has been remixing more classics by Barry White, Teena Marie, Marvin Gaye, et al. 

Cher’s first foray into disco, “Take Me Home” was a top ten pop hit on Casablanca Records in 1979 and was certified Gold that same year. Written by Michele Aller and the song’s producer, Bob Esty, it was the title track of her fifteenth solo album and marked a departure from the rock-inflected pop of her earlier material. Peaking at #8 on the Billboard Top 100 and #2 on the US Dance Club Songs, the track was a top twenty hit in Canada (#10) and Spain (#13). Billboard noted its “upbeat, cleanly produced sound with a light, easy melody. It's sure to catch the ears of the disco set.”
Makes me wish the Roxy would re-open ... for one night. Enjoy!

Stream HERE.

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