Thursday, June 5, 2014

"I Believe" by Chilliwack

Song#:  0875
Date:  01/16/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  33
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Chilliwack broke through to the US Top 40 with their #22 single "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)" from their album "Wanna Be a Star." This follow-up didn't do as well, but it got them their second, and final, Top 40 entry. It became their fourth top 10 in Canada reaching #7. The album had a loose concept about the road to becoming a famous rock musician. Song titles that played into this theme were "Sign Here," "(So You) Wanna Be a Star," and "Mister Rock."

ReduxReview:  Although not as hooky and memorable as "My Girl," this is a nice, easy tune that most likely sounded pretty good on the radio at the time. There were a few similar sounding songs then that ended up charting higher, but I'd probably choose to hear this one. I think it should have done a little bit better.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  So what is up with the group's name? It is the name of a town in the group's home country of Canada, located in the British Columbia region on the west coast. The town is located near the major city of Vancouver, which is where the band was formed.


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