Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Fool That I Am" by Rita Coolidge

Song#:  0439
Date:  12/13/1980
Debut:  81
Peak:  46
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Pop, Soundtrack

Pop Bits:  After her two Top 10's in 1977, "(You're Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" and "We're All Alone" (both cover songs), Coolidge's chart fortunes dwindled. She couldn't seem to get back into the Top 30 and her last single, a duet with Glen Campbell, stalled at #42 ("Somethin' 'Bout You Baby I Like"). She issued her "Greatest Hits" LP in 1980 and it included this single release which was from the film "Coast to Coast." It was not a stellar pop chart showing, but it did reach #15 on the AC chart.

ReduxReview:  Although it has good songwriting pedigree with Bruce Roberts and Carol Bayer Sager co-writing, it is quite a bland ballad. I can't say it is a bad song, because it is well-written. But there is just nothing here to latch on to and remember. Nice, but forgettable.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  As her career was beginning, Coolidge met Kris Kristofferson and the pair married in 1973. They also recorded together and ended up winning two Grammy awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group in 1974 and 1976. The pair divorced in 1980.


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