Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Give a Little Bit More" by Cliff Richard

Song#:  0579
Date:  04/25/1981
Debut:  81
Peak:  41
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  After many years of success in the UK, Richard finally found some love from the US and was having a mini-steak of hits. His "I'm No Hero" album already featured two hits including the #10 "Dreamin'" and this third single also got on the chart peaking in the dreaded #41 spot.

ReduxReview:  Although not quite as catchy as his previous singles from the album, this is still a solid single and could have done a bit better on the chart. For me, his album "I'm No Hero" was a terrific pop disc and I think the album had at least one other song that would have made a better single. But this one is a tasty tidbit.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Co-writer of this tune, Andy Hill, wrote an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest and needed a group to sing it. So he assembled a vocal group dubbed Bucks Fizz and they represented the UK in 1981 with Hill's song "Make Up Your Mind." The song ended up winning the contest and Bucks Fizz went on to have a successful career throughout the 80s with Hill producing and writing. Cliff Richard is no stranger to Eurovision as his "Congratulations" placed second in 1968.


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