Friday, April 11, 2014

"I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World" by Ronnie Milsap

Song#:  0792
Date:  10/24/1981
Debut:  85
Peak:  20
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Country Crossover, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Milsap finally got his first (and only) pop Top 10 with the #5 "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me." The song and album of the same name both reached #1 at country as did this follow-up single. At pop, the single just made the Top 20 while at AC it went to #3.

ReduxReview:  Here is another quality tune from Milsap and it probably should have sneaked into the Top 10, even if just for a week. While in this pop/country part of his career, he was knockin' out winners consistently. He would successfully return to more country-oriented fare in a few years, but during this period he and Eddie Rabbitt were chasing Kenny Rogers for the king of pop/country/AC crossovers title.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by the team of Dennis Morgan and Kye Fleming. The team wrote several #1 country hits for artists like Milsap (this song and "Smokey Mountain Rain"), Sylvia ("Nobody") and Barbara Mandrell ("Sleeping Single in a Double Bed"). In addition to his country hits, Morgan also teamed with Simon Climie and wrote the pop hits "Love Changes (Everything)" by Climie Fisher (#23, 1988) and the Aretha Franklin/George Michael duet "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (#1, 1987)


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