Saturday, September 8, 2012

"Kiss Me In the Rain" by Barbra Streisand

Song#:  0008
Date:  01/12/1980
Debut:  90
Peak:  37
Weeks:  11
Genre: Pop, Vocal



Pop Bits: La Streisand's first chart hit of the 80s is a big ballad that was her follow-up to the #1 duet with Donna Summer "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." Luckily (and thankfully), that song closed her book on disco and this next single brought her back to more familiar territory.

ReduxReview: Oh, c'mon. Babs and a big song. What's not to love? She sings the shizzle out of this MOR ballad and I fell for it right away. She's done better songs, but I think it is the vocal that takes it to a higher level. Several female vocalists I went to college with loved trying to sing this song - with little success. I remember one girl named Jill who actually knocked this out of the park.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia: This song was from her album "Wet" which was a kind of concept album where every song had some reference to water. It was a strange album that had the disco of "No More Tears," a bizarre rock arrangement of "Splish Splash," and a standard ("Come Rain or Come Shine").

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