Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Love Is Like a Rock" by Donnie Iris

Song#:  0855
Date:  12/19/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  37
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Iris' album "King Cool" got off to a shaky start with the first single "Sweet Merilee" only managing a #80 showing. However, this song turned things around and it became Iris' second solo Top 40 single. It caught on at rock radio even better and reached #9.

ReduxReview:  I remember this song from back then (how can you not with that chorus?) but I wasn't a fan. However, this is one of those songs that sounds better today than it did then. Iris really had some killer tunes back in the day and they are ripe for re-discovery. He did a lot more than just "Ah! Leah!"

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  British rock band Slade covered this song and it was the opening track on their 1987 album "You Boyz Make Big Noize." It was Slade's twelfth and final studio album.


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