Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just look around you, you can set your spirit free (The Weather Girls) #425

The Weather Girls It's Raining Men/ Hope  (CBS 12", BA 12041, 1982)

Hi! We're your Weather Girls and have we got news for you! Better listen!

Comprised of two singers (Izora Armstead and Martha Wash), The Weather Girls seemingly came out of nowhere with this gigantic (one) hit (wonder) in 1982. 

It was a lot of fun in 1982 and it retains its freshness (unlike the video which is an 80's time capsule). 

The Weather Girls kind of continue performing in various guises today - Armstead passed away in 2004 but Wash has kept singing - although as a solo act.

Hidden gem: Hope is actually my favourite track of the two. The A side was the justifiably huge hit but Hope is the real deal soul wise. It builds and builds into a joyous outpouring of optimism. I love it!

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