Friday, May 17, 2013

"It's My Turn" by Diana Ross

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0377
Date:  10/25/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  9
Weeks:  21
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  This song charted as Ross was still reaping the rewards of her biggest hit album, "diana." The second single from that smash LP was just entering the Top 10 ("I'm Coming Out") the same week this tune (not from the album) debuted on the chart. Most likely because one was a dance tune and the other a big-ass ballad, they didn't step all over each other on radio or the chart and this song followed the other right into the Top 10, making it Ross' third of the year.

ReduxReview:  While "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Up" was feeding the dance/pop crowd, this giant ballad was served up for the AC/pop folks. And I enjoyed both sides of Ms. Ross. I remember loving this song and I ran out and got the single. I still like it, but it does seem bombastic and a bit theatrical now. Plus, as I've mentioned before, Ross may be a diva but her voice is not that of one. She practically drowns in this song. Now, just imaging if Streisand or Celine Dion got a hold of this. They would rip it to shreds. Whereas Ross just leisurely provides a nice vocal. Regardless, I still like it.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was from the soundtrack album to the film "It's My Turn." The rom-com, which starred Jill Clayburgh and Michael Douglas, was not a big box office hit and was not critically well-received. At least the theme song was a hit.


1 comment:

  1. Chart Run: 86 - 63 - 47 - 37 - 31 - 27 - 23 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 18 - 29 - 44 - 52 - 77