It’s Growing debuts at 29 on AC chart

James Taylor’s “It’s Growing,” the first single from his new release Covers, has debuted on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart at #29. Billboard.com, noting that this makes the second Motown remake of his career to make the chart, gives a great history lesson on James Taylor’s history of covers.

The last time Taylor charted AC with a Motown remake was in the summer of 1975 when “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” topped the list. “How Sweet It Is” was originally a hit for Marvin Gaye in 1965, though the original never came near the AC chart. Gaye didn’t appear on this list until 1967, when his duet with Tammi Terrell on “Your Precious Love” peaked at No. 37.

The article includes a list of every charting cover James Taylor has ever released, and speculates that “(I’m A) Road Runner” could be the next single. Also, about Covers:

Only two of Taylor’s albums have charted higher than Covers, which opens at No. 4. His first entry, Sweet Baby James, went to No. 3 in 1970 and the follow-up, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, peaked at No. 2 in 1971. Covers is the fourth Taylor album to peak at No. 4, following One Man Dog in 1973, JT in 1977 and October Road in 2002.

With Covers, Taylor’s album chart span expands to 38 years and seven months.

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