Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Flirtin' with Disaster" by Molly Hatchet

Song#:  0004
Date:  01/05/1980
Debut:  83
Peak:  42
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Rock, Hard Rock



Pop Bits: This is one of those songs you'd swear was a big chart hit because it was played all over place. Surprisingly, this Southern boogie didn't even crack the Top 40 and was the apex of the group's success. They had a relatively short "hot" period, but continued to be a top concert draw - even when there wasn't a single original band member in the group during the 90s.

ReduxReview: This was definitely not my style back in the day and I didn't like it. Plus, when I would DJ at the skating rink there were kids who always requested the song. But these days it sounds pretty good and makes me wanna get my redneck shuffle on.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia: The name Molly Hatchet was taken from a 17th century prostitute whose name was Molly. She apparently would take rich clients off to a location and proceed to rob and murder them...with a hatchet. Hence, she became known as Molly Hatchet.

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