Sunday, October 6, 2013

"That Didn't Hurt Too Bad" by Dr. Hook

Song#:  0563
Date:  04/11/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  69
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Soft Rock

That Didn't Hurt Too Bad by Dr. Hook on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  The group's second single from their "Rising" album resided on the chart for a few short weeks. It marked a definite decline in the group's popularity with the album itself barely reaching the Top 200. By this time, founding member and actually "Dr. Hook," Ray Sawyer, had left the group as he was not happy with the band's pop music direction. The band moved over to the ill-fated Casablanca label for this album, but it seems the magic got lost along the way.

ReduxReview:  They were still sticking with the same soft rock, AC, smooth-sexy pop that got them hits like "Sexy Eyes." But by this point it just sounds like a retread and there is nothing new being offered here.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by Robert Bryne, a songwriter who had good success on the country chart. He recorded this on his 1979 album "Blame It On the Night." It was then covered by R&B star Percy Sledge in 1980, which was followed by this Dr. Hook version. (The Sledge version is on Spotify - check it out - it is far better than the Dr. Hook take.)


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