Saturday, June 29, 2013

"I Can't Stop the Feelin'" by Pure Prairie League

Song#:  0432
Date:  12/06/1980
Debut:  81
Peak:  77
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This third single from their "Firin' Up" album couldn't gather much momentum and peaked in the lower quarter of the chart. But since they already scored a hit with the Vince Gill-lead "Let Me Love You Tonight" (#10), the album was already a success.

ReduxReview:  This is a pleasant enough song, but it just sounds so familiar - like they formed it to be similar to other soft rock tunes at the time. The group is supposed to be more in the country-rock vein, but this is more like something the Doobies or maybe even Ambrosia would put out. It just doesn't fit and neither does Vince Gill's vocals. The tune is kind of nice, but I'd never associate this with Pure Prairie League.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The group's self-titled 1972 debut album featured a Norman Rockwell painting on the cover. The character in the painting was a cowboy named Luke and he ended up appearing on every PPL album cover.


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