“I Can’t Make You Love Me” - Alex Gonzalez, Murrieta Dance Project (Murrieta CA), senior lyrical solo, Showstopper West Coast Finals, Anaheim CA, July 2016
★ Choreography by … ♪ I Can’t Make You Love Me ~ Bon Iver, cover by Grace Pitts
On this day in music history: September 24, 1977 - “Keep It Comin’ Love” by KC & The Sunshine Band hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #2 on the Hot 100 on October 1, 1977. Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch, it is the fourth R&B chart topper for the R&B Disco/Funk band from Hialeah, FL. With the back to back chart topping singles “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way (I Like It)” under their belts, KC & The Sunshine band continue their hit streak into 1976 when they release their fourth studio album titled “Part 3”. The lead single “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” released ahead of the album in May quickly become the bands third number one pop and R&B hit. Two more singles “I Like To Do It” (#4 R&B, #37 Pop) and their fourth chart topper “I’m Your Boogie Man” (#1 Pop & R&B) follow. Employing a similar writing technique used on “That’s The Way (I Like It)”, KC and bassist Richard Finch use the title “keep it comin’ love” along with the refrain “don’t stop it now, don’t stop it no, don’t stop it now, don’t stop” as repetitive hooks to sear it in the listeners memory. The song is the final track on the album, directly segueing out of “I’m Your Boogie Man”. With many club DJ’s playing both cuts back to back, it is a natural for a future single release. After “Boogie Man” peaks, KC & The Sunshine Band’s label TK Records issues “Keep It Comin’ Love” nine months after the initial release of “Part 3” in July of 1977. It quickly follows its predecessor up the charts, becoming the bands fourth million selling single, with the album also crossing the million mark in sales. It stops short of the top on the Hot 100, stalling at #2 for three weeks when it is unable to unseat either Meco’s “Star Wars/Cantina Band” and Debby’s Boone’s “You Light Up My Life”.
Thank you to everyone who showed up to the Update Hype Robot Pizza Party!! We…compLETELY failed to take down the toad BUT we made a TOTALLY (TOAD-ALLY??) KILLER base and wore mushrooms on our heads! I’d label this a success! Player list below ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NIGH:
I can’t get enough of San Francisco producer Giraffage’s recent single Bring Me Your Love, featuring silken wiry vocals by THEA. I just can’t. That song is pure future bass magnificence. I welcome a remix of that track by Canadian duo Tennyson with open arms, knowing full well that a Tennyson remix is sure to be pure genius. Sure enough, Tennyson’s Bring Me Your Love is transcendental, a jazzy ambient, vast cinematic future makeover that gives the track an even greater Arca and FKA Twigs feel, but with a satin chic velour and a syrupy intoxicating flow. Longing is more than palpable in the edit’s yearning strings and pining drums. This one pulls my heart right out of my chest.