Saturday, March 8, 2014

"You Saved My Soul" by Burton Cummings

Song#:  0740
Date:  09/12/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  37
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soundtrack

You Saved My Soul by Burton Cummings on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  As part of the Canadian group The Guess Who, Cummings sang lead on six Top 10 hits including the #1 "American Woman" in 1970. He remained with the group for a decade before leaving for a solo career. He had a major hit right away with 1976's "Stand Tall" (#10), but his follow-ups failed to reach the Top 40. His fifth solo album, "Sweet Sweet," featured this single and it became his second Top 40 hit. It also served has his last song to reach the chart.

ReduxReview:  This is another one of those tunes that sounds like the theme song to a TV sitcom. If it was, it would work out just fine. As an early 80s single, not so much. It's not a bad song but I don't think it is particularly strong or interesting. Cummings is a great vocalist, but he gets a little weird near the end. I just didn't click with it.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Cummings tried his hand at acting and co-starred in the 1982 film "Melanie" with Glynnis O'Connor and Don Johnson. Cummings plays a musician and this song was featured during the closing credits.


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