Friday, April 19, 2013

"Live Every Minute" by Ali Thomson

Song#:  0332
Date:  09/13/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  42
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop



Pop Bits:  Thomson's first single "Take a Little Rhythm," taken from his debut album of the same name, hit #15 earlier in the year. This second single got on the chart but peaked just short of the Top 40. It would be his last song to reach the chart. Thomson released a second album in 1981 titled "Deception Is an Art," but it failed to produce any chart singles.

ReduxReview:  As mentioned in a previous post, Thomson's brother was Dougie Thomson who was a member of Supertramp. Obviously, his brother's band had a direct influence on him as this sounds like a lost Supertramp recording. Poor guy. His first hit was criticized for sounding just like Paul McCartney, and then this second song sounds exactly like Supertramp. Seems like he was struggling with trying to find his own musical identity. Regardless, this is a good tune but really just sounds like sub-par Supertramp.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Thomson continued composing and had some success as a songwriter. In 1981, he co-wrote the last chart song for Gary Wright, "Really Wanna Know You" (#16).

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