Love Somebody Today

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Love Somebody Today
Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today.jpg
Studio album by Sister Sledge
Released March 16, 1980
Recorded November, 1979–February, 1980 at The Power Station
(New York City, New York)
Genre
Length 38:44
Label Cotillion
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]
Smash Hits 7/10[3]

Love Somebody Today is a 1980[4][5] album by American vocal group Sister Sledge. Released March 16, 1980 by Cotillion Records, This album is the group's fourth release and third on the Cotillion label. This album includes three single releases; "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 during late 1979 until 1980.[6]

Background[edit]

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 three single released from this album. The first was "Got to Love Somebody" released in December 1979 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 Wounded Bird Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers.

  1. "Got to Love Somebody" – 6:53 About this sound Listen 
  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 About this sound Listen 
  6. "Pretty Baby" – 4:03
  7. "How to Love" – 4:32
  8. "Let's Go on Vacation" – 5:08 About this sound Listen 

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Bernard Edwards – producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Nile Rodgers – producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Bob Clearmountainsound 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

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