Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight" by Eddie Rabbitt

Song#:  0820
Date:  11/14/1981
Debut:  76
Peak:  15
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  This second single from his "Step By Step" album came close to following the title track into the Top 10 but fell a little short. On the country chart it became his tenth #1 while going to #10 at AC.

ReduxReview:  Almost rock-blues, this is a cool, mysterious song. I had forgotten about this one. It's not something that comes to mind when Eddie Rabbitt is mentioned. But it is another good pop-leaning single in his chart catalog. Rabbitt already had a song recorded by Elvis ("Kentucky Rain" in 1970, #16) and had Presley lived on, this is a contemporary song I could hear him do.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Rabbitt's first record deal came in 1964 when he signed with 20th Century Records. With them, he issued the single "Six Nights and Seven Days." The single failed and his time at 20th Centrury ended. He then moved over to Date Records and in 1968 release "The Bed." Again, the single was a dud and he was left without a label. Signing with Elektra, he finally got on the chart in 1974 with "You Get to Me" (#35 country) and his major hits soon followed. Third time was the charm!


No comments:

Post a Comment