Monday, November 25, 2013

"Don't Let Him Go" by REO Speedwagon

Song#:  0634
Date:  06/13/1981
Debut:  72
Peak:  24
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Rock, Arena Rock

Pop Bits:  With two smash singles, REO's album "Hi-Infidelity" would spent 15 weeks at #1. This third single was the album's opener and although it couldn't quite make it into the Top 20, it kept album sales going. It would become the year's best selling album and would eventually sell over 10 million copies.

ReduxReview:  This was the third gem in a row from this album. With the Bo Diddley beat and kick-ass arena sound, this one was hard to resist. It rocked out a bit more that the previous two ballad-ish hit singles, so that could have been a deterrent in going higher on the chart.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Some of the background vocals on the album would be provided by Richard Page. Page would front his own band, Mr. Mister, who later got their own #1 album "Welcome to the Real World" in 1985.


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