Friday, December 5, 2014

"Into My Love" by Greg Guidry

Song#:  1100
Date:  07/17/1982
Debut:  94
Peak:  92
Weeks:  2
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Guidry's debut album "Over the Line" produced his first hit "Goin' Down" (#17). This follow-up single visited the chart for a quick couple of weeks and promptly disappeared. Despite the hit and the album getting to #147, Guidry never recorded a proper follow-up LP until he issued a pair of independent albums in 2000. He continued to have success as a songwriter, but unfortunately he committed suicide in 2003.

ReduxReview:  I've written about this before, but I find it really creepy when an artist duets with a family member (sibling, child, etc.) on a love song. It's just weird! Yeah, I know they are just doing a vocal, but c'mon. A background vocal is different, but an actual duet has a real "ick" factor. So this duet (see below) didn't sit well with me from the get-go. Ignoring the bro/sis love factor, the song itself is just alright. It's an average, unmemorable AC ballad that is easy on the ears.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was a duet with Guidry's sister, Sandy. The album was a family affair with his three siblings, Sandy, Cathie, and Randy, participating in the recording.


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