Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"She Was Hot" by The Rolling Stones

Song#:  1779
Date:  02/04/1984
Debut:  83
Peak:  44
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Beginning with 1971's Sticky Fingers, the Stones took eight studio albums in a row to the #1 spot, including 1981's Tattoo You. Unfortunately, the streak stopped with their 1983 effort Undercover. Although the LP's first single, "Undercover of the Night," was able to reach the Top 10 (#9 Pop, #2 rock), it wasn't enough to push the album to the top of the chart and it would stall at #4. The album would still go platinum, but it was a disappointment and this next single didn't help matters when it got shut out of the Top 40. It did fine at Rock getting to #4, but it just wasn't enough to reignite the album.

ReduxReview:  After the experimental "Undercover of the Night," the Stones return to more familiar blues-rock territory with this song. It's a good little workout jam, but it's barely memorable when put next to their classic tunes. I like how the chorus builds, but it is just not one of those Stones songs that grabs you and won't let go. Overall, it's an acceptable entry in their catalog that really was not a very good single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The video for this song, once again edited by MTV, featured actress Anita Morris. Although she would go on to many roles in TV shows and films, Morris was more noted for her performances in Broadway shows. Specifically the 1982 hit musical Nine, in which she originated the role of Carla. She and her co-star Lilliane Montevecchi were both nominated for the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for their roles in the show. In a rare tie, they both won the award. They were then both nominated in the same category for the Tony award, but this time there was no tied and Montevecchi took home the prize. Sadly, Morris would die from ovarian cancer in 1994. Her son, James Badge Dale, took up the family business and has acted in TV shows (24, Rescue Me, CSI) and film (The Departed, Iron Man 3, World War Z).


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