Monday, March 31, 2014

"Bet Your Heart on Me" by Johnny Lee

Song#:  0773
Date:  10/10/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  54
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Country

Pop Bits:  Lee broke into the mainstream with his #5 hit "Lookin' for Love" from the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack. The #1 country hit was also included on his album "Looking for Love," which generated a second country #1 plus two other Top 10's. However, he remained absent from the pop chart until this title track from his follow-up album was issued. It became his third #1 country song and got about half way up the pop chart. He would go on to have several more country hits, but this would be his last song to reach the pop chart.

ReduxReview:  This is a well-done, well-written country tune that sounded like a lot of other songs on the country chart at the time. It's not country-country, but it's not country-pop either. It falls somewhere in between and thanks to "Urban Cowboy" there was quite a lot of artists fiddlin' with this style. It's okay, but there is not much to grab onto here and it just leaves me going...meh...

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  In addition to his music career, Lee did some acting roles on the side. His first appearance was in a 1979 TV movie called "The Girls in the Office." This was followed by his role in "Urban Cowboy." He then did some spots in hit TV shows like "Fantasy Island," "The A-Team," and others.


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