Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"I Could Be Good for You" by 707

Song#:  0360
Date:  10/11/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  52
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This Detroit rock band signed with Casablanca and issued their self-titled debut in 1980. This first single from the album got good airplay at rock radio and made it almost halfway up the chart. It wasn't enough to push the album on the chart, but oddly their second album, appropriately titled "The Second Album," did hit #159 on the album chart even though no singles did. Go figure...

ReduxReview:  This is a nice AOR song even though it seems to go on for a bit - it clocks in at just under five minutes. But it was good enough to make me look further into the group and their debut album has some really good songs on it - particularly the big-ass ballad "One Way Highway" and the album closer "Whole Lot Better," a song that kind of reminds me of Journey. Check 'em out.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) The songwriting credit for this song goes to band members Jim McClarty and Duke McFadden. However, it's been said that the lyrics were actually written by someone else who chose to not get a credit and just took a payout for the lyrics. 2) The song was used in the 2010 Adam Sandler movie "Grown Ups."


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