Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Heaven in Your Arms" by Dan Hartman

Song#:  0558
Date:  04/11/1981
Debut:  93
Peak:  86
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Pop

Heaven in Your Arms by Dan Hartman on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:   Before beginning his solo career, Hartman spent time in both the Johnny Winter Band and the Edgar Winter Group. By 1976 he had issued is first official solo disc with "Images" (earlier he did issue a solo compilation of tunes call "Who Is Dan Hartman"). The disc went nowhere but his second LP "Instant Replay" supplied him with the #1 dance title track which crossed over onto the pop chart reaching #29 (1978). Another #1 title-track dance hit came along with his next album "Relight My Fire," but it didn't reach the pop chart. This ballad from his third album got him back on the pop chart, but just slightly. He would have better luck with his next album.

ReduxReview:  It's so strange to go from the rock of the Winter bands to dance music and then to straight pop music with this ballad. The song is nothing really great, but it is a well-done slice of pop. It could have done a little better on the chart, but I don't hear a Top 10-er out of this one.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  When Hartman was with the Edgar Winter Group, he wrote their second biggest hit, the #14 "Free Ride." The group's final three chart singles were all also written (or co-written) by Hartman.


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