Sunday, November 10, 2013

"It Didn't Take Long" by Spider

Song#:  0616
Date:  05/30/1981
Debut:  90
Peak:  43
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Spider gained a little traction on the charts with their #39 "New Romance (It's a Mystery)," so a new album was called for and they issued "Between the Lines." This first single from the LP almost got into the Top 40, but fell just shy. The group went two-and-out disbanding after the lackluster showing of the second album.

ReduxReview:  Although not as good as "New Romance," this is a nice retro-rock tune. I don't think it was quite strong enough to really become a major hit, but it's well-done and a good listen.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  "Between the Lines" contained two songs that would become hits for other artists. "Change" would be recorded by John Waite for his first solo album. It missed the pop chart on initial release, but when later included on the "Vision Quest" soundtrack, it was reissued and reach #54 on the pop chart in 1985. "Better Be Good to Me" was covered by Tina Turner and that version reached #5 in 1984.


No comments:

Post a Comment