Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"Somebody Special" by Rod Stewart

Song#:  0535
Date:  03/21/1981
Debut:  81
Peak:  71
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Although he would have his fair share of Top 10's in the decade, the 80s were a little rough for Stewart. After a decade of hit albums and classic singles, he seemed to flounder through the 80s changing up his sound with mixed results. The oddity "Passion" (#5) started things off and it moved on from there. This second single from "Foolish Behavior" sparked very little interest and it stopped a 5-year streak of Top 50 entries.

ReduxReview:  I'm not surprised by the chart showing of this song. It's such a bland ballad and it almost sounds like a rejected Stones song. The tune is not awful; it just doesn't have much going for it. Bland = forgettable.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  A video was made for another song on the album, "She Won't Dance with Me." The song was not released as a single, but it was the third video played the day MTV began their broadcast (8/1/81). The song/video contains the word "fuck," but it was not edited out of the video and aired as-is.


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