Saturday, September 13, 2014

"When It's Over" by Loverboy

Song#:  0989
Date:  04/10/1982
Debut:  79
Peak:  26
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This second single from Loverboy's LP "Get Lucky" was their fourth chart single and their highest peaking to-date. It beat their previous single, "Working for the Weekend," by three spots, even though that song would end up being a classic from the decade. The album was a significant hit reaching #7 and eventually going 5x platinum. It was helped along by two other songs that reached the rock radio chart. "Take Me to the Top" (#23) and "Lucky Ones" (#36).

ReduxReview:  I'm not sure why this one did better than "Working." I'm thinking that it has kind of a Foreigner sound that was less arena rock-oriented making more palatable for pop radio. While not nearly as good as "Weekend," it's still a quality single from the group.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song features background vocals by Nancy Nash. The Canadian recorded as a solo artist and as part of a group (Touché), but she couldn't really break through on the charts. However, she had a successful career in the background supporting acts like Loverboy, Bryan Adams, and Cher. She also provided background vocals for Bon Jovi's hit "Living on a Prayer." Having a deep Canadian Aboriginal ancestry line, Nash was adopted by several First Nations (indigenous) groups and took the name Sazacha Red Sky. She began recording Aboriginal songs and got nominated for a Juno award in 1994 for "The Prayer Song." However, the nomination was controversial when it was discovered that the tune was not of Canadian origin, a requirement of the category.


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