Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Shakin'" by Eddie Money

Song#:  1206
Date:  10/09/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  63
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Money got his second biggest hit to-date with "I Think I'm in Love" (#16 pop, #1 Mainstream Rock) from his album "No Control." This second single was another rock hit reaching #9, but pop radio wasn't so keen on the song and it lingered around the bottom third of the chart for a couple months.

ReduxReview:  In the late 80s, I was a DJ at a roller rink. This song was popular with a group of kids that came in. I'd play it, but never really liked the song. It had kind of a sleazy stripper-song feel to it that I just wasn't into. It's still not a favorite, but I can tolerate it better now.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Actress and model Patricia Kotero appeared in the video for this song. She became more well-known when she won the lead female role in Prince's film "Purple Rain." By that time she was known as Apollonia, which was her middle name. She also headed up the Prince protégé trio Apollonia 6 who would get one entry on the pop chart with 1984's "Sex Shooter" (#84 pop, #7 R&B). The song was featured in "Purple Rain."


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