Tuesday, November 8, 2016

"Catch Me I'm Falling" by Real Life

Song#:  1843
Date:  03/24/1984
Debut:  75
Peak:  40
Weeks:  11
Genre:  New Wave

Pop Bits:  The Aussie band scored a good hit with "Send Me an Angel" (#29), the first single from their debut album Heartland.  They tried to hit those heights again with this follow-up single. The song did well enough to just hit the Top 40, but it wasn't strong enough to climb any further on the chart. Real Life would issue two follow-up albums, but each fizzled and quickly disappeared.

ReduxReview:  "Send Me an Angel" was a pretty sweet 80s synth track that has lived on far past its original release. This follow-up wasn't nearly as good, but it had some nice moments that allowed it to briefly visit the Top 40. I like the opening and the chorus, but overall it just isn't as memorable as their first hit.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The band would end up having a brief career revival in 1989 when a new remix version of "Send Me an Angel" from a best-of compilation would get to #26 on the US Pop chart. It would do even better at Dance getting to #5.


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