Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Love Me Again" by The John Hall Band

Song#:  1314
Date:  01/22/1983
Debut:  86
Peak:  64
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  After leaving the group Orleans, Hall found some success with his new band when their album "All of the Above" featured the #42 single "Crazy (Keep on Falling)." The album and single were not major successes, but it allowed him to record the follow-up LP "Search Party." This first single didn't make much of an impression and it disappeared soon along with the album. It would be Hall's final pop chart entry.

ReduxReview:  This is a good rock song with a solid chorus. I don't think it was destined to be a hit, but I think it should have done a bit better. The unfortunate thing is this type of rock wasn't selling at the time. Other similar artists, like Michael Stanley Band, were struggling to get airplay when the likes of Duran Duran and Michael Jackson were the flavors o' tha day.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Hall continued to work in music and wrote songs for several artist. In 1985, he co-wrote a song with country artist Steve Wariner. "You Can Dream of Me" was issued as the first single from Wariner's album "Life's Highway." It would reach #1 on the country singles chart.


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