Monday, December 30, 2013

"Don't Give It Up" by Robbie Patton

Song#:  0669
Date:  07/11/1981
Debut:  76
Peak:  26
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Englishman Patton issued a debut album in 1979 title "Do You Wanna Tonight." It didn't get much attention, but it helped get him a gig as an opening act for Fleetwood Mac. That association provided him with a great opportunity as Mac member Christine McVie would go on to produce his next album and also played keyboards for the sessions. The LP, "Distant Shores," featured this lead single that sneaked into the Top 30 and the album reached the lower part of the chart (#162).

ReduxReview:  If Eddie Money played a Fleetwood Mac tune (one written by McVie), this is what it might sound like. It has that precious McVie sound with the tinkling bells and such, yet it retains a rockiness that leans toward some of Money's more pop-oriented songs. It's a good tune and probably should have done better on the chart than it did.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  McVie wasn't the only Mac member to help with Patton's album. Lindsey Buckingham provided the guitar work on this single.


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