Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Back On My Feet Again" by The Babys

Song#:  0016
Date:  01/19/1980
Debut:  87
Peak:  33
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Rock, Arena Rock

Pop Bits:  Originally a British foursome featuring John Waite, by the time this single came out the originator of the group, Mike Corby, was let go and replaced by 2 Americans including Jonathan Cain (later of Journey fame). In either incarnation, with middling hits and modest sales, The Babys are known more for being the launching pad for Waite and Cain. But they left behind a few good songs including this one.

ReduxReview:  When someone mentions The Babys I say "oh, I love them!" And then I think, well, actually I don't. I love about 3 songs of them. None of their albums fully hook me in and I'm always disappointed when I go back and re-listen to them. However, this huge slice of arena pie I can eat again and again.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  After one more album, The Babys called it quits. But 3 of them (Waite, Cain, and Ricky Phillips) ended up as part of the rock supergroup Bad English in 1989.



  1. What are your ratings for "Isn't It Time" and "Every Time I Think Of You"?

    Me I give "Isn't It Time" a 10/10 and "Every Time I Think Of You" a 9/10, they're both great songs.

    1. Eights on both for me. They are solid songs that I do like. The Babys are odd for me though. They had terrific hits, but the balance of their albums were never that good. That ended up being the case with John Waite's solo albums too.

    2. I also remember not being too impressed with some of the tracks off of The Babys' Anthology CD I purchased back in 2000 because I was expecting them to be of the same caliber as their 3 Top 40 singles (I give "Back On My Feet Again" an 8/10), the only other song I liked was "Midnight Rendezvous" (7/10 for me)

  2. Chart Run: 87 - 77 - 64 - 54 - 49 - 45 - 41 - 34 - 33 - 37 - 58 - 97