Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by Phoebe Snow

Song#:  0584
Date:  05/02/1981
Debut:  90
Peak:  52
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Snow's rock-oriented album "Rock Away" already produced the minor single "Games" (#46) and this second single did about as well. It would be another eight years before Snow would return to recording and although she would get a couple of songs on the AC chart, this would be her final pop chart entry.

ReduxReview:  This is certainly more amped up when compared to the original (see below) and Snow sounds great on it. Rock doesn't fit her very well, however with the R&B twinge to this, it is a bit better. Not sure if it makes the best single, but it seemed to do okay.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song was originally just called "Mercy Mercy" and was co-written and recorded by R&B artist Don Covay in 1964. The song only reached #35 on the pop chart (#1 R&B), but is now more famous for the guitarist who performed on the track - Jimi Hendrix.


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