Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"Cool Night" by Paul Davis

Song#:  0811
Date:  11/07/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  11
Weeks:  19
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Davis started out the 80s with the minor hit "Do Right," which peaked at #23. At that time, Davis was the last artist to be releasing material on the famous Bang label. Bang then closed up in 1981 and Davis moved over to Arista for his next album. This title track single got him back near the Top 10 peaking at the dreaded #11. The song become his biggest hit at AC by reaching #2. The album would be his best showing rising to #52 on the LP chart.

ReduxReview:  This is a sultry song that rises above a lot of the other pop/AC tunes that were coming out around this time. It's a sleek mid-tempo ballad with a solid, memorable chorus. Davis wrote the tune and it ranks as one of his best.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  In 1986, Davis was leaving a Nashville hotel when a man stopped him, demanded his wallet, and then proceeded to shoot Davis. Luckily, Davis survive the shooting.


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