Monday, February 10, 2014

"La-Di-Da" by Sad Cafe

Song#:  0710
Date:  08/15/1981
Debut:  90
Peak:  78
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This English band formed in 1976 and placed six albums on the UK chart through 1981. They had a handful of minor chart singles with their best effort being the UK #3 "Every Day Hurts" in 1979. Their success overseas didn't translate as well to the US as they only placed two singles on the chart. "Run Home Girl" reached #71 in 1979 and this single from their self-titled LP popped in for a few weeks. The group would initially disband in 1990, but years later had a few reunions.

ReduxReview:  Originally a chart entry a year earlier in the UK, this song is still awash in sounds of the late-70s. For some reason, I can hear either Rod Stewart or Mick Jagger doing this tune. Or maybe something out of the Utopia catalog. I rather like it and think it's a strong single. It should have done a bit better. The more I hear it, the more I like it.  If you like this tune, then check out their UK hit "Every Day Hurts"

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Founding member and lead singer Paul Young (not the UK solo artist who had hits) became a member of another prominent group, Mike + the Mechanics. He shared lead vocal duties on their albums with Paul Carrack. The hit single "All I Need Is a Miracle" (#5, 1986) featured Young on lead vocals. He died of a heart attack in 2000.


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