Monday, June 2, 2014

"Mirror, Mirror" by Diana Ross

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0869
Date:  01/09/1982
Debut:  80
Peak:  8
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Pop, R&B

Pop Bits:  Ross got her first Top 10 for her new label RCA with the title track to her album "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (#7). The second single gave her a little more of a rock edge and it almost matched the peak of the previous single. It reached #2 at R&B, which beat the #6 peak of "Why Do Fools."

ReduxReview:  I really liked this song back in the day and it is the one that prompted me to buy the album. I wasn't a big fan of the "Why Do Fools" remake, so this one got me back in Ross' corner. I think it still holds up well. This one kind of gets lost in her catalog, which is unfortunate as it's good enough to sit alongside her big late 70s/early 80s hits.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was written by Dennis Matkosky and Michael Sembello. It was their first major success as songwriters. The following year the pair would co-write another big hit with "Maniac" (#1), which would be performed by Sembello.


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