Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweet Obsession

Sweet Obsession were an R&B group from Detroit, Michigan consisting of sisters Keena, Klmmala, and Michelle Green.
They originally went under the name Foxx and in 1986, they released their sole album, "Set Me Free" on Malaco Records which didn't appear to chart at all.

In 1988, Sweet Obsession released their self-titled debut album on Epic Records which peaked at #45 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Gonna Get Over You" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks, becoming their highest chart appearance to date.
The second single, "Being in Love Ain't Easy" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks, becoming their longest chart appearance to date.
The last single, "Cash" peaked at #91 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
In 1990, Sweet Obsession was featured on the "Lambada: Set The Night On Fire" soundtrack with the track "Set the Night on Fire."
In 1991, the trio released their sophomore album, "Sweet Obsession Too" which didn't appear to make the charts at all.

The lead single, "Elevator" peaked at #74 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.

The follow-up single from the album, "I'm a Good Woman Looking For a Good Man" peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

After that, nothing much was heard from Sweet Obsession and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for "Gonna Get Over You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWAXPRSXY2Y

To see the music video for "Elevator," go to:
http://www.contactmusic.com/video/sweet-obsession-elevator

To see a fan-made video for "Being in Love Ain't Easy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e11voSls7v0


[updated on 05\19\13]

1 comment:

James Vera said...

I ordered a double CD (Best of The Doors)from BMG Music Club, which was originally The Columbia Record and Tape Club, and one of their CD's had "Sweet Obsession's" music on it, although the Doors music list and graphics were printed on the CD. Been wondering for the past 20 years whose music this was, until The Windows Media player update my song and artists list this month, from the internet. Thanks to the digital age, this group has been saved from the abyss, although 20 years too late (their style of music is now relegated to the free afternoons in the park category).
Still, pretty good "park and boxed wine music", if you're into that.