Friday, July 26, 2013

"Hearts On Fire" by Randy Meisner

Song#:  0471
Date:  01/24/1981
Debut:  65
Peak:  19
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This second single from Meisner's "One More Song" album did just slightly better than the first ("Deep Inside My Heart," #22), but it has arguably become the most recognizable solo hit for this former Eagles member.

ReduxReview:  This song flies pretty close to the Eagles territory. I can easily hear them doing this song. Who knows...maybe Meisner wrote it while still in the Eagles but kept it for himself. Either way, its a good rockin' tune and (for me) better than a lot of what the Eagles had to offer.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  An oddity in Meisner's life is that some guy started impersonating him beginning around 1988. The guy would go around and convince business owners (like hotels and retailers) and others that he was Meisner. He relied on the fact that many folks know who Meisner is, but may not have a clue as to what he looks like. Eventually, the guy was caught (after doing this for 10 years!) and served time in jail. But even after his release, it seemed he was still trying to get away with the impersonation.


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