Sunday, April 21, 2013

"Without Your Love" by Roger Daltrey

Song#:  0334
Date:  09/13/1980
Debut:  81
Peak:  20
Weeks:  19
Genre:  Rock, Soundtrack



Pop Bits:  This second single from Daltrey's "McVicar" soundtrack became his highest peaking single on the US chart. Although the song didn't do well on the UK singles chart (#55), it was a major hit in the Netherlands reaching #2.

ReduxReview:  This is a very pretty ballad that I had totally forgotten about. It seemed to do okay on the chart, but not as well as I would have expected. Maybe it was just too poppy and schmaltzy for a member of The Who to be doing. Not really sure. But I like it.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song's writer, Billy Nicholls, has had his songs covered by other artists. In 1978, Leo Sayer had a big UK hit with Nicholls' "I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)" (#7). This song was again covered by Phil Collins and was the lead single from his 2002 album "Testify." Although it peaked at a lowly #76 on the US pop chart, it was a #1 AC chart hit.

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