Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Breakfast in America" by Supertramp

Song#:  0438
Date:  12/13/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  62
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  After three successful singles from their mega-hit album "Breakfast in America," Supertramp released a live album and issued the single "Dreamer" (#15). The second live single was "Breakfast in America," but somehow that did not catch on. Instead, the song was issued from the same-titled album as its fourth single. By that time, the album had pretty much finished up its run and this song peaked far lower than the other three issued singles. However, this song was issued far earlier in the UK as the album's second single and it peaked at #9 there.

ReduxReview:  I know folks recognize this song, but many probably have no idea what the title is. That is probably because it is one of those rare chart songs where the actual title of the song is not included in the lyrics. That makes it kind of hard to request to hear..."um, yeah, can you play that Supertramp song - you know - the one that takes a look at a girlfriend..?" And without a catchy definitive chorus, it makes the song a rather unfortunate choice for a single. Regardless, it is still really good Supertramp from a classic album.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Apparently the French loved this album. It has become the biggest selling English language album in that country. It beats out Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller."


1 comment:

  1. Absolutely one of my faves! Although released as Supertramp, this song was composed by Roger Hodgson, along with many others..Take the Long Way Home, Logical Song, Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, Child of Vision..the list goes on and on - and the best of it, Roger still includes all of these and many others in his concerts, genuinely giving an enthralling, heartfelt musical journey to numerous fans all across the globe...f you've been to every concert under the sun, Roger's will feel different - it's empyrean, transforming, sublime...his supremely casual demeanor is a breath of fresh air, I was caught off-guard by how openly Roger interacted with us! It's not only his music that lights up the room - I really believe it's his radiant charisma! instead of listing the tour dates here just check out his website -

    see him just once and you're guaranteed another in the future (or I don't know, maybe like 4 more times like I did :)