Saturday, December 21, 2013

"Secrets" by Mac Davis

Song#:  0662
Date:  07/11/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  76
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Davis' LP "Texas in My Rearview Mirror" spawned two country Top 10's including the title track, which hit #51 pop. This third single didn't generate much interest at country (#47), but it got him back on the pop chart, if just for a short stay. It would be his last single to reach the pop chart. Davis would go on to have few more country chart entries including another Top 10 with his last entry on that chart coming in 1986.

ReduxReview:  I can understand why this didn't click at country because it falls into soft rock/AC territory. This tune wasn't written by Davis, but he makes it his own and I kind of like it. There is nothing spectacular here, but I think it draws you in with its 70s soft rock arrangement and a nice vocal turn by Davis.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although you don't hear his name much any longer, he has been an influence to a few current artists and has co-written songs with musicians not even close to his style. In 2010, Davis co-wrote the closing song, "Time Flies," to Weezer's 2010 album "Hurley." In 2013, Davis did the original vocal demo for what would be EDM artist Avicii's #4 hit "Wake Me Up." Davis also co-wrote the song "Addicted to You" that appears on Avicii's album "True."


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