Thursday, October 11, 2012

"In It for Love" by England Dan and John Ford Coley

Song#:  0081
Date:  03/08/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  75
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This duo had a small streak of hits in the mid-to-late 70s that included four Top 10 hits. Dan Seals ("England Dan") and John Ford Coley had been recording as a due since 1971 with little success until they got the song "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight." That #2 song in 1976 was their breakthrough. But by 1980 the duo was done and went their separate ways. Dan Seals went on to a very successful solo country career while Coley turned to acting for a while and then found his way back to touring in the 90s. Seals died in 2009 from mantle cell lymphoma. This was their last song to hit the chart.

ReduxReview:  This reminds me of something that would be used as a theme song to a 70s TV show. I get images of 70s sitcom stars flashing in my head with them turning to the camera and smiling while their name flashes below. The title could even be a sitcom name. Premiering on ABC - In It for Love starring Pam Dauber and Greg Evigan, featuring Abe Vigoda as "Morty"!

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Dan Seals was the younger brother of Jim Seals of the successful 70s duo Seals & Crofts.


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