October 16, 2006

Peter White Sets Record For Weeks at No. 1

“What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” does the trick.

Peter White's “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” has made it into the record books. The guitarist's cover of the Junior Walker & the All-Stars classic has been at the top of Radio & Records' smooth jazz chart for 16 weeks, breaking the record of 15 by Paul Hardcastle, whose “Walkin’ to Freedom” held the previous record of 15 in 1995.

Behind White and Hardcastle are both Richard Elliot, whose “People Make the World Go Round” in 2005 spent 11 weeks at No. 1, and saxophonist David Sanborn’s “Comin’ Home Baby,” which did the same in 2003.

White's record-breaking song is the first single from his new CD titled Playin’ Favorites and features Jeff Carruthers on keyboards and drums, Sam Riney on saxophone, Roberto Vally on bass and DC with programming. It’s the 14th No. 1 song in White's16-year solo career.

Posted by Brian Soergel at October 16, 2006 8:04 PM