Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"I Can't Help It" by Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John

Song#:  0112
Date:  03/29/1980
Debut:  63
Peak:  12
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  Gibb's "Desire" was just peaking at #4 on the chart when this duet made its debut. It was his first single not to hit the Top 10. It wouldn't be realized until later that this would signal the end of his major hits. He never returned to the Top 10. Due to his erratic behavior and drug use, his label dropped him and the album from which this song is from ("After Dark") became his last studio album release.

ReduxReview:  As I've said before, great songwriters can have some lackluster efforts along the way. Barry Gibb is an amazing songwriter but I doubt this would rank anywhere on a list of his best compositions. It's very low-key, quiet, and kind of lazy. I practically drift off to sleep listening to it. And when Olivia Newton-John can't perk up a dreary song, you know it is not that good. Set an alarm when you listen to this as you may drift

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  In 1981, Gibb took on the role of TV show host when he and Marilyn McCoo took over Dionne Warwick's hosting gig on "Solid Gold" for its second season. He was only on the show for one season.


1 comment:

  1. Chart Run: 63 - 50 - 43 - 32 - 21 - 17 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 24 - 60 - 93