Sunday, January 12, 2014

"You're Mine Tonight" by Pure Prairie League

Song#:  0680
Date:  07/25/1981
Debut:  86
Peak:  68
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Their second album for the Casablanca label, "Something in the Night," was not doing great since the first single "Still Right Here in My Heart" petered out at #28. This second single didn't help as it barely dug itself out of the basement of the chart. It would be the group's final chart single as shakeups at Casablanca would leave them dropped from the label. After lead singer Vince Gill left for a solo career, the group called it quits. They would reform in later years for a couple of albums, but their heyday basically ended with this single.

ReduxReview:  A minor shuffle, this song doesn't sound like one that would burn up the radio. It's a good song and kind of falls in line with some of the soft rock tunes that were popular at the time. However, it just wasn't strong enough in comparison to really grab rungs on the chart ladder.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Although Gill started to have solo country hits with the release of his 1984 debut album, it would take ten years for him to reach the pop chart. "Tryin' to Get Over You" reached #88 in 1994 and was his fourth solo #1 on the country chart. His best effort on the pop chart was the #37 "House of Love" which was a duet with his future wife Amy Grant.


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