Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"I Don't Know Where to Start" by Eddie Rabbitt

Song#:  0985
Date:  04/10/1982
Debut:  89
Peak:  35
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Rabbitt's LP "Step By Step" had already yielded two #1 country hits (with the title track hitting #5 at pop) when this third single was launched. He had to settle for the #2 position on the country chart this time around which broke his streak of five consecutive #1's. At pop, the song managed a Top 40 showing while reaching #9 at AC.

ReduxReview:  I had always thought this was a pretty song with a lovely set of lyrics. It's kind of hidden gem in his catalog. It may have been a bit too subtle to make waves at pop radio, but it's a quality tune that should have done better.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was written by Thom Schuyler. It is one of several hit songs he has written for country artists. Like a lot of successful songwriters, Schuyler tried for his own solo career, but he could only manage a couple of Top 50 country singles. However, he joined up with Fred Knobloch and Paul Overstreet for the trio S-K-O. Their lone album yielded two Top 10 country hits including the #1 "Baby's Got a New Baby" in 1986.


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