Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Brooklyn Girls" by Robbie Dupree

Song#:  0609
Date:  05/23/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  54
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  With two hit singles, including the #6 "Steal Away," and a Grammy nod for Best New Artist, expectations were high for Dupree's follow-up album. He issued "Street Corner Heroes" and launched this first single. Unfortunately, it couldn't crack the top half of the chart and it ended up being Dupree's final entry.

ReduxReview:  This is another nice slice of SoCal pop, but it is just not as enticing or catchy as his previous two hits. At this time he really needed a knockout song to keep his chart career in full-swing and I don't think this was a solid enough song to do it. But then he kind of derailed his own career soon after anyway (see below).

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Apparently, Dupree was not happy with his recording contract and after the release of "Street Corner Heroes" he took an extended break from recording in order to wait out the expiration of his contract. Basically any momentum he had gained was quickly lost. He issued his next album in 1987, but he would have no further chart singles. However, he has continued to record and tour successful since.


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