Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Why Not Me" by Fred Knobloch

Song#:  0231
Date:  06/28/1980
Debut:  87
Peak:  18
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Why Not Me by Fred Knoblock on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Knobloch originally started in a rock band, but by 1980 he signed to Scotti Brothers and issued an AC/crossover country-oriented album. This lead single didn't do as well on the country chart (#30), but reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. He would go on to release a few more singles, but this was his only solo album and Top 20 song.

ReduxReview:  It's not a surprise to me that it hit #1 at AC. It's one of those story-type songs that is perfect for that market. For me, these types of songs will usually sink or swim, but this one just kind of floats pleasantly along. It's definitely not a bad tune, yet it's not that awesome either. Plus, what bride invites their ex-boyfriend to a wedding? What's up with that? Dude, move on. Wanna really good song about running into an ex that you still love? Check out Cyndi Thomson's #1 country hit "What I Really Meant to Say." That one hits it right.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Later in the 80s, Knobloch formed a group called SKO with Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler. That iteration of the group released one album that featured the #1 country song "Baby's Got a New Baby."

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