Friday, July 19, 2019

"It's You" by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Song#:  2834
Date:  08/16/1986
Debut:  85
Peak:  52
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  By this point, Seger had scored two Top 15 hits from his album Like a Rock, including the #12 title track. Both songs would also reach the Top 10 at Rock and this third single would follow suit. It would get to #8 on the Rock chart. It would also get to #22 at AC. Unfortunately, it didn't draw the same audience at Pop that the other singles attracted and it stalled just shy of the halfway point on the chart. The album was still lodged in the Top 20 as this single debuted on its way to selling over three million copies.

ReduxReview:  This relaxed track was a good follow-up and I thought it would at least get inside the Top 40, but after two powerful singles, this one was just a bit too subtle to break through the same way at Pop. It was an easy-going track that had a nice heartland rock feel to it. The tune may not be among Seger's most memorable, but it was a good choice for a third single and could have done a bit better on the chart.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Seger was born in Detroit, but was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated from Ann Arbor High School (now known as Ann Arbor Pioneer). He was sixteen and still in school when he fronted his first band, The Decibels. They formed in 1961 and played a few shows around the area. While with the band, Seger wrote his first song titled "The Lonely One." The band took that song into a studio and made an acetate demo of it along with two other songs - one called "Jackie the Thief," a tune Seger wrote with Decibel member Pete Stranger, and a third tune titled "Mash Potatoes" (according to an image found of the acetate). Legend has it that the band got an Ann Arbor radio station to play "The Lonely One." The station spun it once and that was it. The Decibels didn't last long and Seger moved on to his next band, The Town Criers.


1 comment:

  1. My dear friend, J.R. (deceased), introduced me to Bob Seger during our college days in the late seventies. Each and every time I hear any Seger song, I think of J.R. and how much I still love him today. He was a sweet soul that died way too soon. My life would not have the same meaning today if I had not been in the presence of J.R. Bob Seger's song, "It's You", is one that I play for my sweet wife of 37 years and we both cry thinking about our love for one another, and for J.R. He was the Best Man at our wedding..... I love you beyond words my dear friend, and I am still thankful today when you come to me when Bob does....... XOXO