Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"After the Glitter Fades" by Stevie Nicks

Song#:  1028
Date:  05/15/1982
Debut:  73
Peak:  32
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This fourth single from her #1 debut solo LP "Bella Donna" wasn't a major hit, but it did manage a Top 40 showing. It would be the only time Nicks could chart four singles from one album.

ReduxReview:  With an even more country twinge than her duet with Don Henley, "Leather and Lace," Nicks trots out this pleasant mid-tempo tune. Written around 1972-73, the song seems to be prophetic in its lyrics about stardom a few years before Fleetwood Mac changed everything for her and Lindsey Buckingham. It's a good Nicks tune, but may have been a little too low-key to really capture pop radio attention.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Nick's real name is Stephanie Lynn Nicks. As a young child she had trouble pronouncing her own name. The way she said it came out like something similar to "Stevie." That caught on and soon became her nickname, which she has retained since.


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