Sunday, February 2, 2014

"It's Just the Sun" by Don McLean

Song#:  0701
Date:  08/08/1981
Debut:  85
Peak:  83
Weeks:  2
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  McLean's LP "Chain Lightning" was a late bloomer getting released in the US two years after it was recorded thanks to the unexpected #5 hit "Crying" and it's #23 follow-up "Since I Don't Have You." This third single couldn't muster up much support and it made a very quick 2-week appearance.

ReduxReview:  This is certainly a pleasant enough song, but it is just very slight. It's a sliver of a ditty and really doesn't have the power to be a great radio single. It is well-done and lovely to hear, but ultimately forgettable.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The "Chain Lightning" album was recorded in Nashville and it featured The Jordanaires, best known as Elvis Presley's backing group. On their own, their main genre was gospel music and they have many recordings of their own including a streak of six albums with The Light Crust Dough Boys that all received Grammy nominations (with one win).


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