Sunday, April 5, 2015

"A Love Song" by Kenny Rogers

Song#:  1218
Date:  10/16/1982
Debut:  79
Peak:  47
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Although still wildly popular, Rogers' days as a major hit maker were beginning to wane. His previous single, the title track to his album "Love Will Turn You Around," was a good success returning him to #1 at country and reaching #13 at pop, but it was far from being one of his top singles. This follow-up was even less stellar getting to #3 country and petering out before it could reach the pop Top 40. It also stopped a streak of five #1 AC songs by peaking at #10.

ReduxReview:  This is a lovely and quiet song that is an enjoyable listen. I think it may be just a little too understated though to really make a splash on radio. I often forget this song from Rogers' catalog and when I hear it I instantly recognize it and like it.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song was written by up-and-coming country star Lee Greenwood. Earlier in the year, Greenwood released his debut album that became a hit thanks to three country Top 10's. The opening track on the album was this song. Although not released as a single, it got picked up by Rogers and his version found its way into the country Top 10.


No comments:

Post a Comment