Saturday, March 14, 2015

"Destination Unknown" by Missing Persons

Song#:  1196
Date:  10/02/1982
Debut:  85
Peak:  42
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Synthpop

Pop Bits:  This band's first chart single, "Words," just missing out on the Top 40 hitting #42. This follow-up single spent three more weeks on the chart but somehow managed to peak at the same #42. Despite the lack of a true chart hit, their album "Spring Session M" became a cult-ish success reaching #17 and going gold.

ReduxReview:  This one escaped me back in the day. I was familiar with "Words," but I don't remember hearing this one at all. I discovered it later on an 80s new wave collection. "Words" is a better and more memorable song, but this steady groove still sounds good and like the previous single, deserved a better fate than a #42 peak.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  The title of their full-length debut LP, "Spring Session M," is actually an anagram of the band's name.


1 comment:

  1. Both "Words" and "Destination Unknown" both made made the Top 40 on the Cash Box Top 100, peaking at #37 and #40 respectively.