Sunday, January 25, 2015

"The One You Love" by Glenn Frey

Song#:  1147
Date:  08/21/1982
Debut:  87
Peak:  15
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Frey's first solo album after the Eagles folded, "No Fun Allowed," got off to an okay start with the #31 single "I Found Somebody." This second single did much better and put Frey on the map as a viable solo artist. The quiet ballad reached the Top 20 and was even more successful at AC reaching #2. It would help the album get to gold status.

ReduxReview:  Frey gets a little less Eagle-ish and comes up with a lovely pop ballad complete with a nice sax line. I thought for sure this would make it into the Top 10, but around this time there seemed to be a glut of good hits that were all fighting for chart position. Even the week this song debuted, there were five songs in the Top 20 that were or would become #1's. So perhaps this one fought as far as it could.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by Frey and Jack Tempchin. Tempchin had a hand in some Eagles songs including writing the #22 entry "Peaceful Easy Feeling." Tempchin hit the pop chart himself as part of the group The Funky Kings. They reached #61 in 1977 with "Slow Dancin' (Swayin' to the Music)." If that title seems familiar, then you may remember Johnny Rivers' version which reached #10 that same year.


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