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Love Somebody Today
Love Somebody Today
Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 1980
RecordedNovember 1979 - February 1980
StudioThe Power Station (New York City, New York)
Genre
Length38:44
LabelCotillion Records
Producer
Sister Sledge chronology
We Are Family
(1979)
Love Somebody Today
(1980)
All American Girls
(1981)
Singles from Love Somebody Today
  1. "Got to Love Somebody"
    Released: December 18, 1979
  2. "Reach Your Peak"
    Released: March, 1980
  3. "Let's Go on Vacation"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB+ [2]
Smash Hits7/10 [3]

Love Somebody Today is the fourth studio album by the American R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, released on March 16, 1980 by Cotillion Records.[4][5] The album includes three singles: "Got to Love Somebody", "Reach Your Peak", and "Let's Go on Vacation", which all charted on the US Pop and R&B/Soul charts from late 1979 until 1980.[6]

Background

Like their highly successful We Are Family released the previous year, this album was both written and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the band Chic. There were three singles released from this album. The first was "Got to Love Somebody" released in December 1979, which peaked at number sixty-four on the US Pop charts and number six on the R&B/Soul charts. In March 1980, the second single "Reach Your Peak" was released; peaking at #101 on the US Pop charts and #21 on the R&B/Soul charts. "Let's Go on Vacation", the last single released from this album failed to reach the US Pop chart but reached number sixty-three on the R&B/Soul chart. The latter was to be included on the Chic-produced soundtrack album Soup for One in 1982. Love Somebody Today was one of four albums to be written and produced by Edwards and Rodgers in 1980, the other three being Sheila and B. Devotion's King of the World including its hit single "Spacer", Chic's fourth studio album Real People and Diana Ross' multi-platinum selling diana which includes "Upside Down", "I'm Coming Out" and "My Old Piano". Love Somebody Today, along with six other Sister Sledge albums, was digitally remastered and reissued on CD in 2007 by Warner Bros. Records.

The album reached #31 in the US Billboard Hot 100 Album chart.

Track listing

All songs written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers.

  1. "Got to Love Somebody" - 6:53
  2. "You Fooled Around" - 4:28
  3. "I'm a Good Girl" - 4:11
  4. "Easy Street" - 4:34
  5. "Reach Your Peak" - 4:55
  6. "Pretty Baby" - 4:03
  7. "How to Love" - 4:32
  8. "Let's Go on Vacation" - 5:08

Personnel

Production

  • Bernard Edwards - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Nile Rodgers - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Bob Clearmountain - sound engineer
  • Bill Scheniman - engineer
  • Larry Alexander - engineer
  • Garry Rindfuss - assistant engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson - assistant engineer
  • Peter Robbins - assistant engineer
  • Ray Willard - assistant engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt - mastering
  • All songs recorded and mixed at Power Station Studios, New York

References

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today (1980) album review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today (1980) album review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (March 6-19): 30-31.
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  5. ^ JET Magazine - Soul Brothers Top 20 Albums - May 29, 1980
  6. ^ JET Magazine - Soul Brothers Top 20 Albums - March 20, 1980

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