Friday, September 11, 2015

"Love's Got a Line on You" by Scandal

Song#:  1398
Date:  04/02/1983
Debut:  87
Peak:  59
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Scandal's self-titled debut EP generated the #5 rock radio hit "Goodbye to You" (#65 pop). This second single did slightly better on the pop chart, but failed to replicate the success at rock radio where it only got to #28. Although the singles were not smash hits, they attracted enough attention to turn the EP into gold.

ReduxReview:  "Goodbye to You" was a rockin' introduction to Scandal. This second single eases things up a bit and it is just as successful. As with "Goodbye," I heard this a lot on the radio at the time (I was in Boston and they were an east coast band) and I thought this would have been an easy Top 40 entry. Strangely, neither could make it past the halfway mark on the chart. Both certainly should have, but I think this one had higher potential as it leaned more towards pop. It was a pair of aces that Scandal pulled out to start their career.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) Although the band was getting some solid success, it wasn't enough to keep the band fully together. Some members began taking off and replacements had to be hired. For a brief moment, Jon Bon Jovi became their guitarist. Although he didn't play on any of their recordings, he can be seen as part of the band in the video for this song. Bon Jovi would soon head out to form his own band.  2) A third single was released from the EP, but failed to chart. "Win Some, Lose Some" was a song co-written by Bryan Adams. It first appeared on Adams' 1980 self-titled debut album.


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