Thursday, August 22, 2013

"I Love You" by Climax Blues Band

Song#:  0507
Date:  02/21/1981
Debut:  80
Peak:  12
Weeks:  27
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  The band's first single from their "Flying the Flag" album, "Gotta Have More Love," faltered on the chart and peaked outside the Top 40 (#47). However, this second single reversed their fortune and came close to going Top 10. Unfortunately, it capped off their chart appearances as both this song and the album would be their last to reach the charts. They would have some personnel changes but would continue to tour and record far past their peak days on the radio.

ReduxReview:  I really thought this was a Top 10 song because it was so popular back in the day. And why on earth this wasn't the lead single is beyond me. It just seems obvious to me. It's a great song and it sounds good on the radio. At least it did get released and it ended up spending a lot of time on the chart.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Thus far, eleven songs have hit the chart with the simple title of "I Love You." None of them were Top 10 hits and this one by Climax Blues Band remains the highest peaking of them all.


1 comment:

  1. 8/10 for me, they did have a Top 10 single in the Spring of 1977 with "Couldn't Get It Right" which peaked at #3 in April of that year, I was also surprised it stalled at #12 considering it was the 20th song of 1981 in the yearly end Billboard Hot 100.