Friday, November 22, 2013

"Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)" by John Denver

Song#:  0630
Date:  06/13/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  36
Weeks:  20
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Denver took a career hit when his previous album, "Autograph," only reached #39 and failed to go gold. His next effort, "Some Days Are Diamonds," seemed to shift the focus from pop/folk to country and this lead title-track single returned him to the country Top 10 (#10) for the first time in seven years. It's popularity also pushed it into the pop Top 40, his first in four years.

ReduxReview:  I never really liked this song but I can see its appeal to a country audience at the time. The rhythm, lyrics, melody, and arrangement fit right into that genre at the time. I'm just surprised it went as high as it did at pop as it seemed that audience was abandoning him by this time.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The song is a remake of the 1976 original recorded by the song's writer, country artist Dick Feller. Feller's version failed to chart. The song was also covered by another country artist, Bobby Bare, but it was not issued as a single.


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