Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Missing You" by Dan Fogelberg

Song#:  1209
Date:  10/09/1982
Debut:  72
Peak:  23
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  After Fogelberg's LP "The Innocent Age" spawned four chart hits that including three Top 10's, he had the task of trying to follow up that highly successful album. With a few other hits to his credit, the time seemed right to push out a compilation and he did so with "Greatest Hits." The LP contained eight of his chart hits plus two brand new songs. The first of the new songs was spun off into this single that couldn't quit make it into the Top 20. It was more successful at AC where it reached #6.

ReduxReview:  This is a pretty good tune, but it wouldn't make my list of favorite Fogelberg songs. It's a bit rockier than the singles he put forth from "The Innocent Age." The song doesn't have "hit" written all over it, but I think it did pretty well for what it was. These days it is pretty much forgotten.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Fogelberg's name is Swedish (his paternal great-grandfather was from Sweden). It originates from "Vogelberg," which means "mountain bird." This seemed quite appropriate when Fogelberg built a ranch in the Colorado Rockies. Of course he called it Mountain Bird Ranch.


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