Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)" by Franke & the Knockouts

Song#:  0972
Date:  04/03/1982
Debut:  89
Peak:  24
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  The Knockouts' self-titled debut album was a winner that featured the #10 hit "Sweetheart." Their follow-up album "Below the Belt" featured this first single that only managed a Top 30 showing. The album did well reaching the Top 50, but bad luck set in when their label, Millennium, closed up shop. They caught a break when RCA (Millennium's distributor) picked them up and their third LP "Makin' the Point" got issued. It would not be a success though and soon after the band broke up. That would leave this song as the group's final chart entry.

ReduxReview:  This song has a great chorus that should have carried it further up the chart. It's not quite as memorable or hooky as "Sweetheart," but it's a well-written tune that deserved a bit more attention. I rediscovered this tune on a "lost" 80s compilation and have enjoyed it since.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Their second album introduced a new drummer. Tico Torres would remain with the group through to their last album. He then joined up with Bon Jovi and has been the drummer for that group since their debut in 1984.


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