Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"The Woman in Me" by Crystal Gayle

Song#:  0841
Date:  12/05/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  76
Weeks: 6
Genre:  Country Crossover, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Gayle's previous album "These Days" couldn't generate any pop chart entries, but did include two #1 country hits. Her follow-up album "Hollywood, Tennessee" got her back on the pop chart with this first single spending a few weeks in the bottom quarter. It also reached #17 at AC while going to #3 at country.

ReduxReview:  The song is definitely more pop-leaning, but it's also a snoozer. I'm really surprised it got so high on the country chart. That break in the chorus (appropriately) after the word "break" I'm sure was meant to highlight the word and the meaning in the tune, but I found it really annoying. The only bright spot here is Gayle's wonderful voice.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  Gayle's "Hollywood, Tennessee" was a themed album that addressed both her pop and country fans. Side 1 was more pop oriented that closed with the song "Hollywood." Side 2 moved her back to country with the song "Tennessee" closing the album. The first two of the album's three singles were from the "pop" side, most likely released to get her back into the pop market where she had not had a significant hit since 1979's #15 "Half the Way."


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