Friday, September 26, 2014

"Fool for Your Love" by Jimmy Hall

Song#:  1010
Date:  05/01/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  77
Weeks:  3
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Former Wet Willie lead singer Hall had a moderately successful debut solo album in 1980 that featured the #27 "I'm Happy That Love Has Found You." After a move to Nashville, Hall finally issued a follow-up album titled "Cadillac Tracks." This first single couldn't really get off the ground and it became his final pop chart single.

ReduxReview:   In my opinion, Hall should have been more popular. His vocals were terrific and fit perfectly with the jazzy-blues pop/rock songs he did. It may have just come down to timing as this type of music was winding down in favor of the new genres of the decade. Or perhaps Hall was suffered from the lack of promotion. Whatever the case, I think he had great potential to be a real music star but he just didn't click for some reason.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Written by Leo Sayer and Michael Omartian, this song first appeared on Sayer's 1977 album "Thunder in My Heart." It was not released as a single. In 1980, Dolly Parton covered the song and included it on her album "Dolly, Dolly, Dolly.


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