Saturday, August 23, 2014

"Hang Fire" by The Rolling Stones

Song#:  0956
Date:  03/20/1982
Debut:  78
Peak:  20
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This single from the band's "Tattoo You" album was the third to reach the Top 20. It would also be a rock radio hit reaching #2 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The politically charged lyrics about England's economy may have had something to do with the tune not getting a single release in the UK. Like other songs on "Tattoo You," this one was written and recorded originally during the sessions for their 1978 album "Some Girls." The group reworked the song for "Tattoo You."

ReduxReview:  I didn't like this song when it came out and considered it a disappointment after two great singles. Of course, I feel differently now and while I don't think it ranks among their best, it's a solid, quick jam that I've grown to enjoy, especially since "Tattoo You" has become one of my favorite Stones albums.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although not released as a single from the album, the song "Little T&A" became a hit at rock radio reaching #5.


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