Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Killin' Time" by Fred Knobloch and Susan Anton

Song#:  0407
Date:  11/22/1980
Debut:  87
Peak:  28
Weeks:  18
Genre:  Pop, Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Knobloch's pop chart follow-up to his Top 20 "Why Not Me" (#18) was this one-off single duet with actress/singer Anton. Although it was a minor pop hit, the song did reach #10 on the country chart. This would be his last song to get on the pop chart, but he did release two more singles that did well at country - the #10 "Memphis" and the #33 "I Had It All." This was Anton's one and only chart song.

ReduxReview:  The thing about this song is that their voices are so different. He is high and twangy and she is low and sultry. It doesn't sound bad, just a little odd. This ballad kind of lumbers along and I can hear how it might have worked better at country radio than pop. Overall, not bad but not great.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Besides her numerous TV appearances, Anton also became famous in the early 80s for her relationship with actor Dudley Moore. What grabbed headlines and attention was their height difference. Anton was about 8-inches taller than the short-of-stature Moore and it provided good fodder for tabloids and comedians. They remained together for about five years.


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