Thursday, February 12, 2015

"Close Enough to Perfect" by Alabama

Song#:  1165
Date:  09/04/1982
Debut:  89
Peak:  65
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Alabama's hugely successful LP "Mountain Music" had already spawned two #1 country hits that included the #18 pop entry "Take Me Down." Their winning ways continued with this third single that became their eighth consecutive #1 on the country chart. Pop wasn't as receptive this time around and the song remained near the bottom third of the chart. They would go on to win the Grammy for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group for the album.

ReduxReview:  After a few good singles that hit the pop chart, this one is kind of a dud from the band. It's not a bad song and probably played well on country radio, but it's just not solid enough for a pop hit. Even AC ignored it. The song continued their streak of #1's, but it was a bit forgettable for me.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The success of this LP helped Alabama become CMA's Entertainer of the Year. They were the first group artist to win the award. They would go on to win the award for the next two years. Their three-in-a-row streak would set a record that still stands today. However, they have to share the record now with Kenny Chesney who did his own streak of three from 2006-2008.


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