Maxine Nightingale – Right Back Where We Started From
It’s what we’re all about, throwbacks and old school mixes. This is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago you won’t hear on other stations in Chicago.
Released in 1975 in the UK, Brit R&B singer Maxine Nightingale had a massive hit with this upbeat song that was also used in the 1976 film “SLAPSHOT” starring Paul Newman – the ultimate male bonding movie.
United Artists issued “Right Back Where We Started From” in the US in January 1976, and the single entered the charts in February to rise as high as #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1976. Although “Right Back Where We Started From” was held off from the top of that chart for two weeks (by the Bellamy Brothers’ “Let Your Love Flow”, then John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back”), the single did reach #1 on the charts for the two other major US music industry journals, Cash Box and Record World. On April 27, the single received gold certification for sales of a million units.
“Right Back Where We Started From” also appeared on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary and Black Singles charts at #5 and #46, respectively.
This would be Maxine’s first hit, she’d return with the 1979 slow “Lead Me On” which was written by three time Grammy Award winning, Songwriter Hall of Fame writer Allee Willis with singer/songwriter David Lasley. We still play that jam on our Quiet Storm show heard here Monday – Thursday from 10PM – 2AM. Check out that song below