Who would have thought that nearly 20 years into its career, Simply Red would score its first No.
Who would have thought that nearly 20 years into its career, Simply Red would score its first No. 1 Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit? With its new single, "Sunrise," the group has done just that. The track borrows heavily from, of all places, Hall & Oates' classic "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," and though it sounds like a cheesy idea, it works beautifully. As expected, there are a number of covers here, including ill-chosen reworkings of Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" and the Stylistics' "You Make Me Feel Brand New." But there are some great moments, too: the high-spirited shakedown of "Fake," the jazzy funk of "Home Loan Blues" and the destined-for-dance-clubs cover of Dennis Brown's "Money in My Pocket."—KC