Monday, April 29, 2013

"I'm Happy That Love Has Found You" by Jimmy Hall

Song#:  0346
Date:  09/27/1980
Debut:  89
Peak:  27
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul

I'm Happy That Love Has Found You by Jimmy Hall on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  This was Hall's first release after the break-up of his band Wet Willie. That Southern rock/soul outfit placed a few songs on the chart beginning in 1974 with their only Top 10 "Keep on Smilin'" (#10). They finished up the decade with the #29 "Weekend" and called it a day. Hall stayed with their label, Epic, and released his first solo album "Touch You," featuring this Top 30 entry.

ReduxReview:  I kind of liked Wet Willie. Even though they get labeled as Southern rock (which is not one of my favorite genres), they lean more towards Little Feat than Lynyrd Skynrd, which is my preference. I really like their #30 song "Street Corner Serenade" (take a listen if you get a chance). So I thought Hall's solo stuff might be similar. But he really moved towards a blue-eyed soul/pop sound and I think it works well. It kind of reminds me of Hall & Oates and I think it's a good song. It's a little bit of a lost chart gem.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Hall served as the main vocalist for Jeff Beck's most successful album, 1985's "Flash."


1 comment:

  1. Chart Run: 89 - 79 - 69 - 58 - 41 - 35 - 31 - 28 - 27 - 44 - 54 - 72 - 87 - 98 - 98 - 99 - 99