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Tender Love Force MD’s (Tommy Boy, 1985)

In the 1985 film, Kush Groove was a song by Force MD’s called Tender Love. It was also featured on the American R&B vocal group’s second album, Chillin. In the spring of 1986, Tender Love peaked at #10 on the Hot 100. It was their only single to crack the Top 20. On the Adult Contemporary chart, Tender Love peaked at #2. Internationally a hit in the UK, Tender Love reached #23.

Force MD’s formed in Staten Island, New York in 1981. They became pioneers for the new jack swing music movement of the late 80s/early 90s. The MD stands for “Musical Diversity.” Force MD’s were six members deep: Stevie D., Antoine “T.C.D.” Lundy, Rodney “Khalil” Lundy, Jessie Lee Daniels, “Trisco” Pearsen and Charles “Mercury” Nelson.

Sadly Nelson suffered a fatal heart attack in 1995 and Antoine Lundy died from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1998.

Force MD’s have continued on with some new members, releasing their sixth album, The Reunion in 2000. They haven’t had much chart success since Tender Love.

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