Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Just Can't Win 'Em All" by Stevie Woods

Song#:  0884
Date:  01/23/1982
Debut:  86
Peak:  38
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Woods' first single from his Take Me to Your Heaven album, "Steal the Night," got him on both the pop and R&B charts. This second single would do the same, but its definite soft rock sound would end up doing best at AC where it peaked at #15. It would be his only single to hit all three charts (going to #57 at R&B as well).

ReduxReview:  I like this song far better than "Steal Away," which I thought was bland R&B/pop. This one comes closer to Christopher Cross territory and I think it works well. If memory serves me correctly (which is getting iffy these days) there were a few singles throughout the years that the local record store couldn't get in. I think I went to buy this one and they just never got copies. I've forgotten it over the years and this is a good reminder to get out and find a copy.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Woods' wife, Cheri Woods, operated a very successful call girl service out of their Studio City home. It contained a studio where Stevie would record. Cheri chronicled her business as a "madam to the stars" and time in jail in a book called Death Row Madam.


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