Monday, December 16, 2013

"You're My Girl" by Franke & the Knockouts

Song#:  0657
Date:  07/04/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  27
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  The group hit the Top 10 with their very first single "Sweetheart" (#10), which helped their album reach #31. It was further promoted by this second singled that cracked the Top 30. The success of the singles and album guaranteed that The Knockouts would get the chance to record a follow-up album.

ReduxReview:  This was an okay follow-up to their excellent "Sweetheart." It's just not in the same league. It is run o' da mill pop/rock that plays fine, but there is just nothing special about the tune. There were better songs than this on their debut album, but I'm sure the thought was that the chorus on this one was strong enough to carry it on radio.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The group's bass player, Leigh Foxx, worked with the group Blondie as a session musician around 1997. Foxx continued to work with the group over the years including co-writing songs with Deborah Harry. He finally became a full-fledged member of the band in 2009.


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