Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Eye to Eye" by Go West

Song#:  2476
Date:  09/28/1985
Debut:  91
Peak:  73
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Synthpop, Blue-Eyed Soul

Pop Bits:  This duo's self-titled debut album sold fairly well thanks to a couple of mid-chart singles including the #5 Dance hit "We Close Our Eyes" (#41 Pop). They tried to keep interest in the album going by releasing this third single. It didn't do as well as their previous singles, but it hung out on the chart for a few weeks while getting to #23 at Dance.

ReduxReview:  As with their other singles, this one leads off with another hooky synth riff. The rest of this song has a snaky groove a la Hall & Oates, but it's more like a chilled album track rather than a single that's gonna break through on radio. They probably should have stopped at two singles and then set their sights on new material.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was only released as a single in the US and a couple of other territories. In order to give the tune a little boost on the radio, the song was remixed by the R&B/synthpop duo The System. They had a #10 R&B hit (#64 Pop) earlier in '83 with "You Are in My System." The duo beefed up the sound by adding some instrumentation and by switching around the placement of the sax solo, which in the original version was at the very end. This version would only be available as a 7" vinyl single and it has yet to appear in other forms. In the UK, this was not the third single from the LP. Instead, the track "Goodbye Girl" was released. It did well enough to reach #25 there.

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