Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"She's So Cold" by The Rolling Stones

Song#:  0350
Date:  09/27/1980
Debut:  72
Peak:  26
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Their album "Emotional Rescue" and it's title track single were riding high on the charts with the album going to #1 and the track to #3. After that discofied single became a hit, it seemed a little surprising that the next slated single was this three-chord stomper. The album's opener was "Dance (Pt. 1)" and it seemed like that tune with it's danceable beat would have been the better choice. But "She's So Cold" kind of kept the old school Stones sound alive, even though it could only manage a Top 30 showing.

ReduxReview:  I like this song, but I find it one of the more bland singles that the Stones released. It has a nice groove, but everything about it is so repetitive and there are no peaks to give the song some oomph. It is just a rambling jam of a song. That is not necessarily bad, but it just makes for a not very interesting single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  It has been said that a song not included on their previous album "Some Girls" was supposed to show up on "Emotional Rescue." The tune "Claudine" was to be a "Some Girls" track but due to legalities and potential controversy, it was shelved. It seemed the song was still causing issues for the next album and it remained a curious bootleg item. The song revolves around Claudine Longet, former wife of singer Andy Williams, who shot and killed her live-in boyfriend skier Spider Sabich. Longet maintains that the shooting was accidental and the jury convicted her of criminal negligence, a misdemeanor which carried a light sentence. The song deals with the sentence and how it was served. Eventually, the song found its way to an official release via the 2011 deluxe release of "Some Girls."


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