Monday, April 22, 2013

"Dreamin'" by Cliff Richard

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0335
Date:  09/13/1980
Debut:  77
Peak:  10
Weeks:  22
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  After a couple of decades of virtually being ignored in the US, Richard was finally on a solid streak of chart tunes that gave him five Top 40 hits beginning in 1979 with the #7 "We Don't Talk Anymore." His next album kept up the pop/rock feel of that hit and this first single from his LP "I'm No Hero" got him is third Top 10 hit.

ReduxReview:  Okay, so how did I miss this song the first time around? I mean, I know the song but for some reason didn't pay much attention to it back in the day. Listening to it now many years later, I feel crazy for not loving this song on initial release. This is just a terrific single. And the album this is from, "I'm No Hero," is an underrated pop gem.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  The album "I'm No Hero" hit the US pop album chart and reach #80. Richard only had five albums get on the chart with 1976's "I'm Nearly Famous" (featuring his first US Top 10 "Devil Woman") going the highest at #76. So how does that compare with his UK chart albums? Richard has hit the UK album chart more than 50 times with 30+ of them hitting the Top 10.


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