Thursday, September 13, 2018

"Goodbye" by Night Ranger

Song#:  2526
Date:  11/09/1985
Debut:  80
Peak:  17
Weeks:  18
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The band's third album, 7 Wishes, would be a #10 platinum seller thanks to three Pop Top 20 hits including this third single. It made it to #17, which was just a couple notches higher than their previous single "Four in the Morning (I Can't Take It Anymore)." The track would be their seventh Rock Top 20 reaching #16. Night Ranger's career would be at an all-time high with the 7 Wishes album. Unfortunately, good things often come to an end and this song would be the band's last to reach the Pop Top 40.

ReduxReview:  This album closer was a good choice for a third single. It had a nice melodies throughout and I liked the fake ending followed by the final kick from the band. The song has a bit of a modern country feel to it and I'm surprised a country artist didn't pick this up to record. I'm sure it would have been a hit. It was a missed opportunity for some country artist.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  A track from 7 Wishes was recorded and used for a soundtrack album prior to its inclusion on the album. The song "Interstate Love Affair" was used in the 1984 film Teachers. It was also included on the film's associated soundtrack. However, the song was not issued as a single. Three other songs would be pushed out as singles instead including Bob Seger's #17 "Understanding" and 38 Special's #25 "Teacher, Teacher." These two songs helped sell the soundtrack, which made it to #34.


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