Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"My Girl" by Donnie Iris

Song#:  0960
Date:  03/27/1982
Debut:  88
Peak:  25
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Iris' album "King Cool" was doing well thanks to the LP's second single "Love Is Like a Rock" (#37). This third single did even better getting into the Top 30. It would be his best chart showing as a solo artist and his final appearance in the Top 40. (Note that this song should not be confused with the #1 hit of the same name by the Temptations.)

ReduxReview:  This doo-wop-style tune didn't hit my ears well back in the day and I pretty much ignored it. Having become an Iris fan in the past couple years, I can appreciate this song more but it is still not one of my favorites of his. I'm glad it performed well on the chart for him, but he has better songs.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Before forming his band The Cruisers, Iris recorded and toured with the group Wild Cherry who had a #1 hit in 1976 with "Play That Funky Music." Iris joined them in 1978 just in time to be on their final LP and tour before the band split. While in Wild Cherry, Iris met band member Mark Avsec. The pair would form The Cruisers and Avsec would go on to write/co-write many of the songs on Iris' albums.


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