Archive | Nov 25, 2018

Certain Songs #1381: O’Jays – “Love Train”

Album: Back Stabbers
Year: 1972

Boy, talk about message whiplash! It takes some balls to follow up your massive hit single about how you can’t trust anybody at all with a even massiver hit single about how we should all get together and create an utopia.

Which is it, O’Jays? Which is it!?!

The answer, of course, was both: after all, it wasn’t as if the O’Jays were writing their own songs. Instead, they were just plugging their vocal chops into a song that Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff had crafted to within an inch of its life.