René & Angela

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With this being the last album the duo would record for Capitol, they still couldn't manage to crack the Billboard R&B Top Ten. However, they did come close. Their first release was the dance single "Bangin' the Boogie." With its rapid rhythm and blaring horns, the twosome managed to carry the song to number 33 on the Billboard R&B charts. Their follow-up single, "My First Love, " had an impressive outing. With its lush string arrangement, the pair deliver a passionate take on a serenely written number, which peaked at #12 after 18 weeks on the charts. While most of the album features uptempo songs, "Can't Give You Up" is the only midtempo number, and it, like most of the album, suffers from production overkill.

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