Friday, March 10, 2017

"She's Mine" by Steve Perry

Song#:  1965
Date:  06/30/1984
Debut:  53
Peak:  21
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  The Journey front man's debut solo disc Street Talk was a more pop-oriented effort that yielded the #3 Pop/#1 Rock hit "Oh Sherrie!" Perry tried to keep the ball rolling with this second single, but it didn't do as well and it peaked just outside of the Pop Top 20. It only did slightly better at Rock getting to #15. However, the album kept selling and over time it would hit the double platinum mark.

ReduxReview:  I'm not sure why this song was chosen for the second single. It really should not have been. It's a fine album track, but in no way is this a good single candidate. I actually don't even remember hearing this on the radio back then. There were other tracks far more worthy that should have been released instead. I think this one kind of killed the momentum of the album. It's fourth single, "Foolish Heart," rekindled interest in the album, but not as much as it could have had it been released second. Also, the Motown-ish track "I Believe" was a missed opportunity for single release. This was an unfortunate and forgettable second single.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Perry's writing partner for the majority of the tracks on the album was Randy Goodrum. Goodrum had been writing hits for other artists since his "You Needed Me" became a #1 hit for Anne Murray in 1978. That led to writing or co-writing songs for both country and rock artists like Dottie West, Kenny Rogers, Al Jarreau, Chicago, Toto, and many others. When he was in high school in Arkansas, Goodrum joined up with two other students to form the jazz trio Three Kings, also later known as the Three Blind Mice. The sax player of the trio was none other than future President Bill Clinton. Goodrum would later help out his school pal by writing songs for Clinton's campaigns and inaugural events.


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