Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"I Can't Stand It" by Eric Clapton

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0515
Date:  02/28/1981
Debut:  63
Peak:  10
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Blues-Rock

Pop Bits:  Clapton's live album "Just One Night" was another gold seller for him and it peaked at #2 on the album chart. His studio LP follow-up, "Another Ticket," did about as well going gold and reaching #7. The success of the album was bolstered by this first single which returned him to the Top 10.

ReduxReview:  Yes, yes, Clapton is a rock god..blah, blah, blah. I appreciate and recognize his talent and contributions, but it still doesn't mean I have to like his music. Which typically I do not (solo wise). However, he has some songs in his catalog that I can get into. This one is pretty choice. It doesn't bowl me over, but I think it is a solid blues-rock tune. So I guess you could say I can stand it...

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Billboard published a new chart in March of 1981 called the Top Tracks chart which took into account the airplay of songs on rock radio. When the chart debuted, "I Can't Stand It" was at the top becoming the chart's first #1 song. The chart still exists but is now called the Mainstream Rock chart.


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