Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Miss Sun" by Boz Scaggs

Song#:  0420
Date:  11/29/1980
Debut:  87
Peak:  14
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Tying the peak of his previous single, "Look What You've Done to Me" from the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack, this song became his fourth in a row to just miss the Top 10. The song was a new recording included on the compilation "Hits!" After this single and album, Scaggs took an extended break from the music business. His next single and album wouldn't come out until 1988.

ReduxReview:  There is just something about Boz Scaggs that makes my mind discard him. With the exception of a couple of songs, all these Top 20 hits he had I swear I've never heard before. And even after I have a few times, I have zero recollection of them. This is another one. It is pleasant enough, but this lite SoCal jazzy sound doesn't seem stick in my brain. And I'm a little boggled that it made is up the chart as far as it did.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was written by David Paich and recorded in 1977 as a demo by him and a few other musicians. This song plus some other demos led to these folks getting signed by Columbia Records and they went on to record as the group Toto. On the demo, part of the vocals were done by Lisa Dal Bello. When the song was revived for Scaggs, she was asked back to do her vocals again for the recording. The original demo version of the song appeared later on the compilation album "Toto XX" in 1998.


No comments:

Post a Comment