Shalamar was an American soul, funk and disco group, who scored their greatest successes in the early 1980s.
The group was formed in 1977 by two background dancers from the American soul-TV program "Soultrain", Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley. Lead singer was Gerry Mumford. They made a single 'Uptown Festival', which became a hit in both the US and Europe.
'The second time Around' was their second single that scored #28 in april 1980 in the Dutch Top 40.
This video was recorded for the TROS TV program TROS Top 50 on 27 March 1980
Broadcast date: 27 March 1980
"The Second Time Around" is a 1979 hit by Los Angeles-based group Shalamar. The song is the first single from their album, Big Fun. The single went to number one on the soul chart and was their most successful hit on the Hot 100 pop chart, reaching number eight in early 1980. "The Second Time Around" also went to number one on the disco/dance chart in January 1980. The song was produced by Leon Sylvers III, who cowrote the song with William Shelby.
In 1980, the band made a promotion of "The Second Time Around" for the radio station KJR in Seattle, called "The Sonics Came to Play," dedicated to the Seattle SuperSonics who had won the NBA Championship the previous year.