Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Winds of Change" by Jefferson Starship

Song#:  1328
Date:  01/29/1983
Debut:  70
Peak:  38
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Starship's album "Winds of Change" got off to a sluggish start with the #28 single "Be My Lady" (#33 Mainstream Rock). This second title-track single couldn't even get that far as it barely made it into the pop Top 40. However, it did do better at rock radio reaching #18. Although the singles were not faring well, the album did prove to be another gold-seller for the band.

ReduxReview:  I'm not sure I consider this a good single or even a good song, but something about it has kind of held my interest over the years. Once in a while I'll play a Jeff Airplane/Jeff Starship/Starship compilation and when this song comes on I usually think - oh yeah, I forgot about this one. The attraction for me may be that it sounds like a rocked-up mythological folk tune. As if Fairport Convention did a pop tune and amped it up. The song doesn't stay in my mind for long but I enjoy it when I hear it.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The band's best charting song from the "Winds of Change" album wasn't either of the two Top 40 singles released. Another track from the album, "Can't Find Love," would do the best reaching #16 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Despite the airplay support from rock radio, the song was not chosen for single release.


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