Friday, March 7, 2014

"In the Dark" by Billy Squier

Song#:  0739
Date:  09/12/1981
Debut:  85
Peak:  35
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This follow-up to Squier's hit "The Stroke" (#17) didn't do quite as well but did manage to get into the Top 40. At rock radio, it was another hit reaching #7. The success of the singles pushed his album, "Don't Say No" into the Top 10 and it eventually achieved triple-platinum status.

ReduxReview:  While not as good or immediate as "The Stroke," this is still a hot slice o' rock pie from Squier. It was a great one-two punch from him and although neither really lit up the pop chart, they certainly made him a star and became rock radio staples.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Before hitting the solo trail, Squier was a member of a few bands. The last one he was in, Piper, he formed and they issued two albums in 1976 and 1977. Despite good press and an opening slot on a Kiss tour, the albums tanked and the group disbanded. Squier finally secured a solo deal in 1980.


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