Friday, April 5, 2013

"Look What You've Done to Me" by Boz Scaggs

Song#:  0311
Date:  08/23/1980
Debut:  69
Peak:  14
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soundtrack

Pop Bits:  This song is the fifth single from the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack to hit the chart. The ballad was written specifically for the film by Boz Scaggs and producer David Foster. Scaggs' other single at the time, "JoJo," was just peaking on the chart when this one debuted, so the timing was perfect. Unfortunately, like his previous two singles, this one finished just shy of the Top 10.

ReduxReview:  Although not as hip as some of his solid blue-eyed soul songs, I think this ballad is probably my favorite Boz Scaggs song. It's got that magic David Foster-pop touch to it that he was doing so well around this time and it really makes this song sing.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song actually came out in two versions with just minor variations. In the movie and on the soundtrack, the background vocals are from a female chorus, but on Scaggs' "Hits!" album released at this time (and probably the one mostly played now), the vocals were done by the Eagles. On this version, Scaggs added some vocals near the end of the song as well.


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