Monday, September 22, 2014

"How Long" by Rod Stewart

Song#:  1003
Date:  04/24/1982
Debut:  84
Peak:  49
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Soft Rock



Pop Bits:  After two successful singles from his "Tonight I'm Yours" album, including the #5 "Young Turks," Stewart issued this third single. It got into the Top 50, but couldn't move up much more than that. Although this mid-tempo ballad didn't register on the Mainstream Rock chart, two other songs from the LP did. "Tora Tora Tora (Out with the Boys)" reached #38 while "Jealous" hit #44.

ReduxReview:  Stewart beefed up this AM radio staple from the mid-70's (see below) and it proved to be a good fit for him. It's not outstanding in anyway, as accurately proven by the chart performance, but it's worthy of a listen.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song is a remake of the #3 hit from 1975 by the group Ace. It was written by group member Paul Carrack, who would go on to have further success with Squeeze and as a solo artist.

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