Saturday, October 1, 2016

"One In a Million" by The Romantics

Song#:  1805
Date:  02/25/1984
Debut:  86
Peak:  37
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Rock, Power Pop

Pop Bits:  The Detroit band's album In Heat would be a gold seller thanks to the #3 hit "Talking in Your Sleep." This next single also helped to sell a few copies when it became the band's second Top 40 entry. It would also reach #21 at Dance and #22 Rock. While these would be the only two songs from the album to reach the Pop chart, another tune from the album, "Rock You Up," would get enough airplay to hit #49 on the Rock chart.

ReduxReview:  While this song is not in the same league as "Talking in Your Sleep" or "What I Like About You," it is still a quality power pop track. It probably should have done better on the chart - Top 20 seems about right. However, at the time it did get some good airplay via the video on MTV. It may not be as memorable as their other two biggies, but it showed the band had some other good tunes in their pocket.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia: The four-man band featured two lead singers - Guitarist Wally Palmar and drummer Jimmy Marinos. Marinos handled the vocals on what would arguably end up being their most well-known song "What I Like About You" (#49). Palmar would front this song plus their biggest chart hit "Talking in Your Sleep" (#3).


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