Friday, August 9, 2013

"Just Between You and Me" by April Wine

Song#:  0486
Date:  02/07/1981
Debut:  85
Peak:  21
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This Canadian group had spent the better part of the 70s being superstars in their homeland recording a string of gold and platinum albums. The success didn't translate well across the border and only a couple minor singles were able to reach the Top 40. But the band finally got some attention with this single from their "The Nature of the Beast" album. It would be their best pop chart single and would help to propel the album to gold status in the US and double platinum in Canada. It would be the group's peak and one they would not match again.

ReduxReview:  This ballad was all over rock radio back in the day. I didn't particularly like it at the time but these days it doesn't sound too bad. If they didn't rock out on it a bit, I think this could have been a bit of a cheese-fest. It also kind of reminds me of Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," which is not a bad thing.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Over the years, April Wine has received a total of 11 Juno award nominations (the Canadian equivalent to the Grammys). Unfortunately, they walked away empty handed each time. However, they were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010.


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