Monday, October 1, 2012

"Loving You With My Eyes" by Starland Vocal Band

Song#:  0061
Date:  02/23/1980
Debut:  89
Peak:  71
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Pop, Easy Listening



Pop Bits:  Famous (or infamous) for unleashing the wink-wink, deliciously cheesy #1 "Afternoon Delight," the Band suffered a massive flame-out and are considered by some to be a one-hit wonder. But actually they had three other chart songs though none would reach the upper half of the chart or were as memorable as their signature tune. "Afternoon Delight" got them two Grammy awards including (cursed!) Best New Artist - over Boston. Their fourth and last album, "4x4," allowed them to get this one last song on the chart before breaking up.

ReduxReview:  Not as horrible as you might think, but not great either. It's just kind of a languid 70s ballad, but I will say that they do have nice vocals - well, they should if that is part of the band name...

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  During the summer of '77, the Band headlined their own TV variety show on CBS. One of the writers (and sometimes performer) on the show had a pretty good career in later years...David Letterman.

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1 comment:

  1. This song made them sound like an American version of Abba. Sad about the entire group basically divorcing after they flamed out. Sky rockets in flight... bwooooomp.... burn out.

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