Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Sherry" by Robert John

Song#:  0379
Date:  10/25/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  70
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  John's last major label album, "Back on the Street," already provided a remake chart single with "Hey There Lonely Girl" hitting #31. He followed that up with another remake, but this time the song couldn't climb out of the lower rungs of the chart. 

ReduxReview:  This song seemed like a good fit for John's falsetto voice since the original was sang in that manner by Frankie Valli. It worked for Valli because his falsetto and real voice were very strong. John's is lighter in comparison and doesn't have the depth in tone that Valli's did, so the song (along with it's dated arrangement) sounds tinny and more like a child singing it than a man. John can certainly hit the really high notes to good effect, but the whole thing just falls flat and it is just an unnecessary remake and single for me.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  This song was a hit for the Four Season in 1962. It was the group's first #1 record. They would go on to have four more #1's over their career.


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