Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Somebody's Knockin'" by Terri Gibbs

Song#:  0456
Date:  01/17/1981
Debut:  90
Peak:  13
Weeks:  22
Genre:  Country Crossover

Somebody's Knockin' by Terri Gibbs on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Gibbs had been trying to break into the music business for a few years when her demo finally got her a deal with MCA Records. This title track to her debut album became a #8 country hit and crossed over to the pop Top 20. Blind since birth, Gibbs started on piano when a youngster and had her own band later in the 70s. Although this song would end up being her biggest hit, she did place several more songs on the country chart.

ReduxReview:  I've never been a fan of this song. It's got that oom-pa feel that I don't particularly like. The vocal is very laid back as well. I'm sure she is a very good singer, but based on this single I couldn't really tell if that was the case. Just not my thing.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) This song was nominated for a Best Country Song Grammy.  2) When the CMA's began the new Horizon award, given to rising country artists, Gibbs was the inaugural recipient of the award.


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