Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" by Roy Orbison & Emmylou Harris

Grammy Alert!
Song#:  0236
Date:  06/28/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  55
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Pop, Country Crossover, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Long after Orbison's 60s heyday, he continued to release songs and albums; some of which would be hits in other countries. In the US, his chart entries came to a halt in 1967 with "Cry Softly Lonely One" (#52). But thirteen years later Orbison got back on the US pop chart with this duet that was featured on the soundtrack to the film "Roadie" (an album that already had a hit with Eddie Rabbitt's "Drivin' My Life Away").

ReduxReview:  Two music legends singing together like this is an event. It's just that the song doesn't really equal their talent. It's not a bad song at all, but it is nothing outstanding. Obviously, they sound great and sing it well, but I'm just not thrilled by the song that brought them together.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) With his trademark dark Wayfarer glasses and his stationary performance style, many folks thought Orbison was blind. Although his eyesight was not good, he was not blind. The signature glasses came into play when early on in his career he left his regular glasses behind on a plane and he ended up having to wear his prescription Wayfarers. He actually preferred wearing these and a legendary look was born.  2) This song won Orbison his very first Grammy award. He and Harris won for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.


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