Monday, March 17, 2014

"It's All I Can Do" by Anne Murray

Song#:  0753
Date:  09/26/1981
Debut:  86
Peak:  53
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Murray's previous single, "Blessed Are the Believers," would be her last pop Top 40 entry. The follow-up single "We Don't Have to Hold Out" failed to reach the pop chart, but reached #16 at country. This third single from her LP "Where Do You Go When We Dream" got her back on the pop chart, but couldn't get into the upper half. It also got her back into the country Top 10 peaking at #9.

ReduxReview:  This is a nice ballad co-written by Richard Leigh who wrote Crystal Gayle's "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" (#2, 1977). I like this better than "Blessed Are the Believers," but I don't think it was a strong enough song to really hit at pop. It is a pleasant listen that is a good vehicle for Murray's great voice.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  An avid golfer, Murray hosts and annual golf tournament in support of colon cancer. She is known as an excellent player and was once named the best female celebrity golfer by a popular golf magazine.


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