Monday, April 27, 2015

"You Can't Hurry Love" by Phil Collins

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  1240
Date:  11/06/1982
Debut:  77
Peak:  10
Weeks:  21
Genre:  Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul

Pop Bits:  Collins' first solo album, "Face Value," was a multi-platinum success that yielded the #19 gold single "In the Air Tonight." For his next LP, "Hello, I Must Be Going," Collins moved towards a more pop/R&B sound as typified by this first single. The Motown cover (see below) shot to #1 in the UK and became Collins' first solo Top 10 in the US. 

ReduxReview:  Collins set out to replicate a 60s sound and succeeded quite well. Its retro feel is fun and kind of hard to resist. Is it an awesome remake? No, but it certainly is enjoyable and it got me to buy the album right away. I always remember the video which was all over MTV. It was done like a spot from a 60s TV variety show almost in a way that The Supremes would have done with Collins appearing as his own back-up singers. His homage to them and Motown paid off with a Top 10'er.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song is a remake of the 1966 #1 hit by The Supremes. Composed by the Holland-Dozier-Holland team, the single became The Supreme's seventh #1. The title and some of the lyrics were inspired by the gospel song "You Can't Hurry God (He's Right on Time)" written in 1950 by Dorothy Love Coates.


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