Tuesday, August 20, 2019

"Everytime You Cry" by The Outfield

Song#:  2866
Date:  09/20/1986
Debut:  85
Peak:  66
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The Outfield's debut album, Play Deep, made it to #9 on the strength of two Pop Top 20 singles including the #6 "Your Love" (#7 Rock). For a third single, this track was selected for release. While it would do fine at Rock getting to #20, it didn't catch fire at Pop and the song stumbled before it could get near the top half of the chart. Still, the album's two main singles would spark enough sales to make it go triple platinum.

ReduxReview:  The band went for a power ballad for their third single and this one wasn't a bad choice. The chorus is strong, but I think the verse is lacking. It seems a bit long and it just doesn't have a very memorable melody. If the chorus was matched with a better verse, this could have been another winner for them. As-is, it was a good song that got about as far as it could on the chart.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The original three members of The Outfield, John Spinks, Tony Lewis, and Alan Jackman, reunited for the 2011 album Replay. It would be the last album issued out by the trio. Singer, guitarist, and main songwriter John Spinks would die from liver cancer in 2014. The remaining members decided not to continue on as The Outfield after Spinks' passing. Tony Lewis would go on to record a solo album in 2018 titled Out of the Darkness.


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