|"Shake You Down" |
Released September 1986
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded CBS 06191(1986)
"Shake You Down" is the title track from Gregory Abbott's debut album, released in 1986. As a single, it became Abbott's biggest hit and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
"Shake You Down" was released as the first single from Gregory Abbott. It went to number one on the black singles chart in October 1986, and on January 17, 1987, it reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
It was a hit across the Atlantic Ocean, as well, peaking at number six in the UK Singles Chart (spending a total of 13 weeks on that chart from 22 November 1986).
It was not intended as the original single to promote the album, as "I Got the Feeling" was scheduled to be the first single. It was postponed as the follow-up, peaking at #56.