Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Angel Say No" by Tommy Tutone

Song#:  0187
Date:  05/24/1980
Debut:  77
Peak:  38
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Power Pop

Pop Bits:  Tommy Tutone formed in 1978 and released their self-titled debut two years later on Columbia. The album was modestly successful as was this lead single, which peaked just inside the Top 40. It was good enough for Columbia to ask for a second album. Good thing they did as their second album yielded one of the most recognizable hits of the 80s.

ReduxReview:  Yes, folks. Tommy Tutone had a song on the chart before "867-5309/Jenny." And yes, it is not that memorable. It's a little Springsteen/Mellencamp-lite tune that is alright, but not special in any way. But luckily it performed well enough so that our ears could be blessed with "Jenny" in a couple of years.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Tommy Tutone is not a person - just the group's name. Tommy Heath is indeed the lead singer and the original name was to be Tommy and the Tu-tone's, but it got shortened up to the more concise version.


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