Monday, July 22, 2013

"I Don't Want to Know Your Name" by Glen Campbell

Song#:  0464
Date:  01/24/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  65
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Pop, Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Campbell's last chart entry, his duet with Rita Coolidge "Somethin' 'Bout You Baby I Like," just missed the Top 40. His follow-up single was the theme from the Clint Eastwood film "Any Which Way You Can," but it failed to hit the pop chart even though peaking at #10 on the country chart. The song was included on Campbell's next album "It's the World Gone Crazy," so that makes this single the second from the album. This time, he got back on the pop chart, but it couldn't crack the top half of the chart.

ReduxReview:  I almost really like this song. The verses are good, but when it transitions to the 50's-ish chorus, it kind of loses me. It's like two songs mashed together and I don't think it works. Campbell sounds great as usual, but this song is not one of my faves of his.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Campbell also dabbled in acting along the way with his most famous role opposite John Wayne in 1969's "True Grit." He also made an appearance in "Any Which Way You Can" as a singer in a bar. His only real starring role was the title character of 1970's "Norwood." Although not a major hit, the film did get his co-star, football player Joe Namath, a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.


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