Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Fool in Love with You" by Jim Photoglo

Song#:  0571
Date:  04/18/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  25
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Fool in Love With You by Jim Photoglo on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Photoglo's debut album spawned the minor hit "We Were Meant to Be Lovers" (#31") and this first single from his second album did about as well. It ended up being his best charting song and his last as well. Photoglo would issue one last pop album in 1983 before moving over to the country market where he became a successful songwriter. He would issue further solo albums ten years later, but this would be his heyday as a charting artist.

ReduxReview:  Although it's nothing that grabs your ears and won't let go, this is a nice smooth jam and goes down easy. I've always kind of liked this song and its the one I was familiar with from Photoglo. There were lots of songs like this on the chart around this time, but this one was a slight step above most.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  In 1993, Photoglo joined forces with some other well-known musicians to form the comedy country group Run C&W. The group recorded two album of novelty tunes and soul songs in a bluegrass style. They even fictionalize themselves as the Burns quadruplets with names like Side Burns and Rug Burns. After two albums that seemed to fizzle, they all went back to their day jobs.


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