Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt

#1 Alert!
Gold Record Alert!
Song#:  0390
Date:  11/08/1980
Debut:  89
Peak:  1 (2 weeks)
Weeks:  28
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Rabbitt just had his first pop Top 10 with the #5 "Drivin' My Life Away" when this second single from his album "Horizon" came along and became his first (and only) pop #1 hit. This would be the peak of his pop chart years and it established him as a country superstar.

ReduxReview:  Oh, those claps and snaps! This song hooks you right off the bat and just keeps going. And the short guitar solo is pretty terrific. It is probably Rabbitt's best moment and it is not surprising that it became his signature tune.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  Early in his songwriting days, Rabbitt would record ideas and songs on tape for reference. While going through some of these tapes he did from the 60s, he happened upon something he sang into the tape that caught his attention. It was his original idea for "I Love a Rainy Night." With input from a couple of co-writers, Rabbitt finished the song and over a decade later, the tune from the tape became a hit.


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