Monday, December 31, 2012

"It's For You" by Player

Song#:  0201
Date:  06/07/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  46
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Soft Rock



Pop Bits:  Player hit it big out of the gate with their #1 song "Baby Come Back" in 1977 and followed it up with the #10 "This Time I'm In It for Love." But by 1979 there were no more hits and the band splintered in a major blow up leaving them without a label and an uncertain future. Three of the four original members finally reorganized and returned to recording. The resulting album "Room With a View" did not chart but it did manage to eke out this mid-chart single.

ReduxReview:  This fits in with those soft rock songs by the likes of Boz Scaggs or Kenny Loggins. It's a very nice tune but not outstanding. I think it is just lacking a stronger hook and that's what may have held it back on the chart. It's good, just not memorable.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Original member Ronn Moss left Player after this album to pursue an acting career. He got cast as Ridge Forrester on the daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 1987 and remained on the series until he left in 2012.

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