Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Emotional Rescue" by The Rolling Stones

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0245
Date:  07/05/1980
Debut:  33
Peak:  3
Weeks:  19
Genre:  Rock



Pop Bits:  Two years earlier, the Stones released the album "Some Girls," which ended up being their most successful selling studio album. Before its release, their popularity was slipping and critics and others wondered if the Stones were even relevant any longer. They shot back with "Some Girls" and it put them right back on top - at #1, to be exact.  Their follow-up album, "Emotional Rescue," also went to #1 led by this hit title track. At this time the group was struggling a bit with direction as Richards was not too fond of Jagger's disco/dance leanings exemplified by this song. However, when you are looking at a #1 album and #3 single in your 18th year as a group, it can't all be bad.

ReduxReview:  Awwww yeah! First Stones of the decade. I've always liked this song even though it probably would not make it high on my list of favorite Stones tracks. But it has a nice, lazy, sexy dance groove and I like Jagger's falsetto delivery. Hard to resist once it starts.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  The Stones recorded several other songs during the sessions for this album that were not chosen for the final LP. Due to an impending tour and short time schedule, they ended up using a few of these songs and some older ones (either using the original basic tracks or re-recording them) for their next album "Tattoo You." Included in these refurbished songs was their soon-to-be hit "Start Me Up."

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