Saturday, November 9, 2013

"She Did It" by Michael Damian

Song#:  0615
Date:  05/30/1981
Debut:  91
Peak:  69
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Pop

She Did It by Michael Damian on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Damian became best known for his role on the TV soap The Young and the Restless. His character Danny Romalotti remained a regular on the show from 1980-1998 and would return later for a few appearances. Damian's portrayal of a struggling singer had been playing out in real life as he started singing at a young age in a family band and was starting a solo career when he was discovered for the show. Around the same time, Damian recorded this one-off single that made it onto the chart for a few weeks - probably thanks in part to his increasing popularity on the soap. Throughout the 80s he would end up recording a few albums that went nowhere, but he would finally get a second single on the chart and reach #1 by the decade's end with his version of "Rock On" (1989).

ReduxReview:  I didn't care that much for the original (see below) and Damian's version sounded like average mid-70s bubblegum pop. In other words, it was not an improvement. Although he was eighteen when this came out, it made him sound younger - or less mature. I'm sure they were trying to get him into the Tiger Beat teen idol thing, but this wasn't the single to do it.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  This song is a remake of a minor chart hit for Eric Carmen. Carmen wrote the tune and the single reached #23 in 1977. It was the first single lifted from his second album Boats Against the Current. The LP  could only reach #45, which was a disappointment coming on the heels of his gold-selling 1975 self-titled debut (#21) that featured his #2 gold single "All By Myself."


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