Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Love Is Alright Tonite" by Rick Springfield

Song#:  0842
Date:  12/05/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  20
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Springfield's third single from his "Working Class Dog" LP just made it into the Top 20. The album would go platinum and would be the first of four in a row that would sell to that level.

ReduxReview:  This album opener was another solid rocker for Springfield. And like his #1 "Jessie's Girl," he wrote the tune. It's a pretty hooky song so I was a little surprised it didn't become his third Top 10 from the album.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Although it seemed that Springfield's LP and #1 single "Jessie's Girl" were debut hits, he actually had four other chart singles between 1972-1976. The best of these being "Speak to the Sky" which reached #14 in 1972. The other singles were lower-charting efforts with only "Take a Hand" almost bumping into the Top 40 (#41, 1976). That song was from his 1976 LP "Wait for Night," which was reissued in 1982 and briefly charted.


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