Monday, September 30, 2013

"I Don't Need You" by Rupert Holmes

Song#:  0555
Date:  04/04/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  56
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

I Don't Need You by Rupert Holmes on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Holmes' 1980 album "Adventure" started slow with the #68 "Morning Man." The albums second single, "Blackjack," failed to get anywhere but this third single drummed up a little more business (and reached #21 AC). It was enough for him to get one more album out, but it basically sank on release. It would be the last album from his prime era and this single would be his last to hit the chart.

ReduxReview:  With Holmes, it is always interesting. This is kind of an odd single. It's like a throwback to early 70s songwriter stuff like Randy Newman or Nilsson or even McCartney, but a little updated. It is certainly interesting and I like it, but seems like a strange choice for a single.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  In addition to his Tony Award winning musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Holmes also wrote a cable television show called "Remember WENN." Airing on the AMC channel for four season beginning in 1996, the fictional show centered around a Pittsburgh radio station in the early 40s. In addition to writing all the episodes, Holmes also composed the music for the show.


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