Friday, August 1, 2014

"Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk" by Dr. Hook

Song#:  0934
Date:  02/27/1982
Debut:  69
Peak:  25
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Country Rock

Pop Bits:  After changing to a smooth rock sound in the late-70s and scoring three Top 10 hits, their 1980 album "Rising" found the group floundering. With no major hits, the album failed to chart. They tried to turn things around with their next studio album, "Players in the Dark." This first single started off quite well (it was the week's top debut), but then petered out after reaching the Top 30.

ReduxReview:  This is kind of like an early country-rock version of "Baby Got Back," no? Dr. Hook sheds some of the disco-ish pop they were doing (ala "Sexy Eyes") and moved back towards a more country-rock feel. I guess it's not bad but I was just never a fan of this song. I ignored it back then and will probably continue to do so.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  You never know where a song might become a hit. It is strange how a song will not be popular in one country, but yet be a big hit somewhere else. That is basically what happened with this song. While not a major hit in the US, UK, or other European countries, for whatever reason, it caught on in South Africa and became a #1 single.


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