Friday, June 6, 2014

"Daddy's Home" by Cliff Richard

Song#:  0877
Date:  01/16/1982
Debut:  80
Peak:  23
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  Richard's album "Wired for Sound" killed his momentum a bit when the LP's first single, the title track, only managed a #71 showing. But this second single got him further up the chart giving him his final Top 40 hit. The song basically capped off the most successful chapter in his US output that began with 1976's "Devil Woman" (#6). Although all other songs on the album were recorded in the studio, this album closer was taken from a live concert performance.

ReduxReview:  Although kind of a classic doo-wop song (see below), it was one that I just didn't like. And still don't. Richard does well with the song, but it is so old fashioned that I'm really surprised it became a minor hit. Perhaps nostalgic AC listeners gave it a push. Someone had to. It certainly wasn't me.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  This song is a cover version a song done by the doo-wop group Shep and the Limelites. Their original version reached #2 on the chart in 1961. It was their only Top 10 hit. Jermaine Jackson took the song to #3 in 1973, making it his first Top 10 solo hit.


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