Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"You've Got a Good Love Coming" by Van Stephenson

Song#:  0736
Date:  09/12/1981
Debut:  89
Peak:  79
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  Stephenson's music career took off as a staff songwriter in Nashville where he wrote/co-wrote hit songs for artists like Crystal Gayle, Kenny Rogers, Janie Fricke and Juice Newton. The success allowed him to get signed as a solo artist and he issued his first LP, "China Girl," which leaned towards pop/rock rather than the country he was writing. This first single got some minor attention for a few weeks and the album didn't chart. It would take another three years before he would issue a follow-up, which would be his most successful solo outing.

ReduxReview:  Stephenson was an excellent songwriter and he wrote/co-wrote a lot of quality tunes. This shuffle is well-done and a really nice listen. It's not the most outstanding single, but it deserved to get a little further out of the basement of the chart.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although this song wasn't a hit on the pop chart for Stephenson (who co-wrote the tune), country artist Lee Greenwood recorded the song and he reached #9 on the country chart in 1984.


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