Monday, January 21, 2013

"Stop Your Sobbing" by The Pretenders

Song#:  0223
Date:  06/21/1980
Debut:  83
Peak:  65
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Although this song was the follow-up to "Brass in Pocket" (#14) in the US, it was actually The Pretenders' first single release in the UK. It reached #34 and its follow-up "Kid" hit #33. "Brass in Pocket" was the third UK single and it hit #1. "Stop Your Sobbing" is actually a cover version of the Kinks song that originally appeared on their self-titled UK debut album.

ReduxReview:  It is a remake and it is not "Brass in Pocket," but they do a great job with the song. I actually prefer it to the Kinks' original, but c'mon - when Chrissie Hynde is singing your song, chances are it is going to be better.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was produced by Nick Lowe and it was the only song featured on their debut album produced by him. Lowe felt that the band was not really going anywhere and declined to continue working with them. Chris Thomas picked up the production reins and finished the now-classic album.


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