Saturday, August 11, 2018

"You're in Love" by Ratt

Song#:  2492
Date:  10/12/1985
Debut:  89
Peak:  89
Weeks:  2
Genre:  Hard Rock

Pop Bits:  This glam metal band just barely scratched the Pop Top 40 with "Lay It Down," the first single from their second album Invasion of Your Privacy. The LP would be a double-platinum seller that peaked at #7 thanks to that song and this second single, which made it to #34 on the Rock chart. It didn't do as well at Pop peaking where it debuted and only spending a couple of weeks on the chart.

ReduxReview:  This album-opening track shouldn't (and definitely wouldn't) be confused with the sweet Wilson Phillips #1 of the same name! The song is another quality effort from the band and I'm a little surprised it didn't do better on the charts. It has a hooky chorus and a jammin' groove, so I'm not sure why it didn't get a lot more attention. Sure, it's not to the level of "Round and Round," but it was certainly radio-ready rock.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The woman who appeared on the cover of Invasion of Your Privacy is model Marianne Gravatte. She also appeared in the video to "Lay It Down." Gravatte gained national attention when she became Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1983. Ratt lead vocalist Stephen Pearcy spotted her and got her hired on to play his girlfriend in the video along with being on the album cover. That cover came out at a time when the PMRC (Parents Musical Resource Center) was on the rampage to get labels to assign ratings to their products. Although Ratt wasn't as big of a target as artists like Prince or Madonna, they were called out for the album cover due to its image and its voyeuristic title.


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