Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Love That Got Away" by Firefall

Song#:  0235
Date:  06/28/1980
Debut:  83
Peak:  50
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Firefall's previous single was prophetic in title - "Headed for a Fall." Because they indeed were. It was not a big hit and that along with the band's relentless tour schedule and internal/financial strife was causing them to lose all the momentum gained on their previous hit album "Elan." This next single didn't correct the direction, unfortunately.

ReduxReview:  Ugh - I hate that flute-y keyboard. It was probably cool back in the day, but now it sounds so cheesy. It sounds like a bad combo of country-island music. I'm not surprised this was basically ignored as a single. The song is just okay. It's sounds like this should be a good, bright upbeat ditty but it sounds so bland. Even the vocals lack any interest or personality. I'd call this "going through the motions."

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  After the success of their first album, Firefall recorded the follow-up and titled it "Tropical Nights." It featured a Cuban percussionist and the Memphis Horns. But their label was not impressed with the final album and wanted it reworked. Some songs were redone and new ones added resulting in their second gold album "Luna Sea," featuring the hit "Just Remember I Love You" (#11).


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