Saturday, December 16, 2017

"Lonely in Love" by Giuffria

Song#:  2258
Date:  03/23/1985
Debut:  88
Peak:  57
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This rock band scored a Top 20 hit with "Call to the Heart" (#15), the first single from their self-titled debut album. It was an even bigger hit at Rock getting to #3. For a follow-up, this next track was selected. It failed to replicate the first single's success and could only manage a #23 showing at Rock while missing out on the top half of the Pop chart. The album could have done better with another solid hit, but "Call to the Heart" did well enough to send the album to #26.

ReduxReview:  While this isn't quite as good as "Call to the Heart," it still has its merits, especially lead singer David Glen Eisley's vocals. His performance really elevates the tune to a different level. He encroaches on Steve Perry territory here, but I don't think that's a bad thing as he doesn't sound like he's trying to imitate Perry. It's a shame the band didn't have a bigger career. They checked all the right boxes, yet they only ended up with one significant hit. Their debut album is worth checking out.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Lead vocals for the band were done by David Glen Eisley. He is the son of actor Anthony Eisley, who co-starred on the ABC detective series Hawaiian Eye. That show first aired in 1959 and lasted four seasons. After that, Eisley appeared in numerous TV shows and b-movies. In 1991, David Glen Eisley married actress Olivia Hussey, who was famous for her starring role in the 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet. Their daughter, India Eisley, co-starred on the ABC Family TV show The Secret Life of an American Teenager for five seasons.


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