Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"We Were Meant to Be Lovers" by Photoglo

Song#:  0101
Date:  03/29/1980
Debut:  97
Peak:  31
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary



Pop Bits:  Photoglo is not a group but a guy named Jim Photoglo. For his debut album he just went by his last name. The self-titled debut spawned this minor chart single. Photoglo later went on to become a prolific country songwriter and co-wrote the #1 country hit "Fishin' in the Dark" for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He still continues to write and has released an occasional solo album over the years. His last was "Is It Me?" in 2008.

ReduxReview:  I was familiar with his other chart song (to be covered sometime soon) but this one I had not heard. The song has a nice shuffle to it and a good chorus. It's not outstanding and sounds like one of the many male artists who were slinging this style of late-70s AC/soft rock at the time. And like a lot of them, he just had a couple of minor hits and then ended up doing better as a songwriter.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  When his third solo album failed to get attention, he hit the road touring as a backup singer for Andy Gibb for two years, still continuing to write songs along the way.

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