Sunday, November 2, 2014

"I Found Somebody" by Glenn Frey

Song#:  1061
Date:  06/05/1982
Debut:  77
Peak:  31
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  As a co-founding member of the Eagles, Frey contributed songs and took the lead on hits like "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "New Kid in Town," and "Heartache Tonight." Following the breakup of the Eagles, Frey ventured out on his own solo career and issued the debut album "No Fun Allowed." This first single got him up against the Top 30.

ReduxReview:  Although he was no longer in the Eagles, this still had that old-band smell to it. Since I wasn't a major fan of the Eagles, then it makes sense that I wouldn't care much for Frey's debut single. And I didn't. There is nothing bad about it. I just don't often connect to these Southern-via-California soft rock tunes. Frey would toss off a couple zingers in the future that I liked, but this one is just ehh for me.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Born and raised in Detroit, Frey was befriended by up-and-coming musician Bob Seger. In 1968, Seger took the 19-year-old Frey into the studio and had him play acoustic guitar and sing backup on his classic track "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" (#17).


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