Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"We Two" by Little River Band

Song#:  1444
Date:  05/07/1983
Debut:  74
Peak:  22
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:   After LRB's lead singer, Glenn Shrorrock, left the group in 1982, they hired in John Farnham to take his place. Farnham's first single with the band, "The Other Guy" (#11 Pop, #6 AC), was featured on the band's "Greatest Hits" album. The band then set out to record its first full album with Farnham at the helm. "The Net" would not do that well becoming their first studio LP to miss at least gold status since 1977. This first single didn't help matters since it peaked shy of the Top 20 and only managed a #17 showing at AC. From this point forward, it was pretty much downhill for the band.

ReduxReview:  Farnham really tries to sell this song. Unfortunately, I'm not buying. The tune kind of goes nowhere. It seems to take forever to get started and then it develops into very little. Basically a two-chord meditation. The bridge adds a little excitement, but it can't rescue the song. It's a snoozer that pales in comparison to their best work. However, Farnham's vocals shine.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  LRB's biggest hit in the US was their 1978 song "Reminiscing" (#3). Oddly, it only peaked at #35 in their home country of Australia. But the song would end up getting into the Australian Top 10 thanks to the house music duo Madison Avenue. They covered the song in 2001 and the single made it to #9. The duo would only hit the US Pop chart one time in 2000 with their song "Don't Call Me Baby" (#88). However, this song would reach #1 on the US Dance chart as well as another tune "Who the Hell Are You." Madison Avenue would issue only one album before breaking up.


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