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Friday, December 1, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Expose`- 'December'


"Now, the time of the year
Is finally here
It's the time when I spend
All my hours in fear
Emptiness just comes and goes
Hopefully, it doesn't show

Voices calling my name
Deep inside of my brain
They don't stop 'cause
They're trying to drive me insane
I don't know why you went away
Ooh, the memories will never fade

December once again"

It's absolutely impossible to make it all the way through the month of December without doing a very obvious daily 80's throwback. "December" is a track off of Expose`'s debut album, Exposure that never really got the credit that it deserves. Way back in 1987 Arista was marketing this trio as a dance or freestyle group and perhaps didn't realize just how well some of their ballads would eventually do. "Come Go With Me" was the lead single off of the album and "December" actually ended up being its' B-side.

As an unapologetic Expose`fan, I have to say that this is one of my very favorite songs by them. Gioia Bruno leads "December" with Jeanette Jurado and Ann Curless backing her up and the end result might just be one of the best ballads of the 80's never to be released as a single. It makes sense that "December" was a B-side because it certainly deserved play, but the ladies team obviously underestimated the wide range that these ladies actually have. This was several months before "Seasons Change" was released and everyone fell in love with the group so "December" was a risky bet. Had it been on a follow-up album it might have been a single. itself.

If you've never listened to this song, here's your chance. It's a nice reminder of just how amazing Bruno's voice really is.

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