Monday, February 3, 2014

"Falling in Love Again" by Michael Stanley Band

Song#:  0702
Date:  08/08/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  64
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The growing success of the band outside of their Midwest region resulted in their most successful album "Heartland," which featured their highest ranking pop chart song "He Can't Love You" (#33). Their follow-up album, "North Coast," got off to a good start with this first single getting some airplay. It wasn't as good of a start as what their last album had, but it was enough to send the LP into the Top 100 peaking at #79.

ReduxReview:  This heartland rock ballad still sounds pretty good and it wasn't a bad choice to send to radio. It starts out really well, but the chorus is just not that exciting and for me doesn't meet the setup from the intro and verse. If you are into this type of midwest rock, you will probably enjoy the song. If not, you may be left just saying - meh.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  While still in college, Stanley (billed with his surname Gee - Stanley is his middle name) was just beginning his music career as part of a Cleveland band called Silk. They were signed to ABC Records and in 1969 they released their one and only album "Smooth As Raw." It didn't really get very far (it hit #191 on the LP chart), but it got Stanley's foot in the door and in 1972 his first self-titled solo album was issued.


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