Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Years From Now" by Dr. Hook

Song#:  0242
Date:  07/05/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  51
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Dr. Hook followed up their gold single "Sexy Eyes" with this third single from their "Sometimes You Win" album. Although not a real winner on the pop chart, it did sneak up to #17 on the AC chart.

ReduxReview:  I'm not really a fan of this group and this schmaltz-waltz doesn't help to change my mind at all. Although it's still not my thing, their earlier work with Shel Silverstein on their first couple of albums was more interesting that their late 70s smooth AC tunes.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Obviously, there is no Dr. Hook. Although many folks mistake band member Ray Sawyer as Dr. Hook due to the eye patch he has worn for many years as a results of losing an eye in an auto wreck. But his eye patch was an inspiration for the name - a play on Peter Pan's Captain Hook who also sported an eye patch.


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