Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Emotions in Motion" by Billy Squier

Song#:  1132
Date:  08/07/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  68
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Squier's album "Don't Say No" was a major hit eventually going triple-platinum and spawning three chart singles including the #17 "The Stroke" (#3 Mainstream Rock). His follow-up, "Emotions in Motion," got off to a rocky start when this title-track was chosen as the first single. It stayed the bottom third of the pop chart while only reaching #20 at rock radio. Fortunately, his next single would turn things around and help the album go double-platinum.

ReduxReview:  The opening groove and whistle of this song reminds me of a Rolling Stones outtake combined with Led Zeppelin. Maybe that is why it was chosen as the first single. Besides that, I'm not sure why this would be selected. I like the song and it is one of the better tracks on the album, but as a lead single, no. The song almost sunk the album, but luckily he had a killer track that would revive it.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Two members of Queen lend a hand on this track. Both Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor perform background vocals on the track.


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