Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Girls Can Get It" by Dr. Hook

Song#:  0384
Date:  11/01/1980
Debut:  80
Peak:  34
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Girls Can Get It by Dr. Hook on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Dr. Hook continued the soft rock sound they established with 1978's "Sharing the Night Together" (#6) with this first single from their 1980 album "Rising."  Their previous two albums collected up three Top 10 hits including the previously mentioned "Sharing," but this album would fail to do so with this song being the best effort on the chart.

ReduxReview:  Bleh. This is kind of a wink-wink smooth pop song and I'm not lovin' it. Some of the pop sophistication the group brought with "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" or even "Sexy Eyes" is totally gone here. It's bland - like dry toast.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Back in 1972 when the group was Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, they had their second Top 10 hit with "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" (#6). This parody of rock star life written by Shel Silverstein actually did just what the title said - it got Dr. Hook on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine a few months after the song was released (although it was a caricature drawing of the band and not an actual photo).


1 comment:

  1. Chart Run: 80 - 69 - 59 - 47 - 39 - 36 - 34 - 34 - 35 - 35 - 54 - 57 - 66 - 84