Thursday, October 10, 2019

"Someday" by Glass Tiger

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  2917
Date:  11/01/1986
Debut:  82
Peak:  7
Weeks:  21
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This Canadian outfit did well at home and in the US with their first single "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)." The track would hit #1 in Canada while reaching #2 in the US (#17 Rock/#30 AC). For a follow-up, this mellower mid-tempo track was selected. This time around it did better in the US than Canada. The song made the US Pop Top 10 while getting to #14 at home. The song was also a hit on the US AC chart reaching #4. The double hits would help the album reach gold-level sales in the US (500,000+ copies) while going quad-platinum in Canada (400,000+ copies).

ReduxReview:  "Don't Forget Me" got people's attention, but I actually preferred this tune a bit better. It's a nicely written tune with a pretty melody and memorable chorus. The 80s production doesn't overwhelm the song either. I've always found it akin to Starship's hit "Sara." It's not quite as good as that track, but it is still a well done song and deserved its Top 10 placement.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Glass Tiger's "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" would win the Juno for Single of the Year in 1986. Due to when it was released as a single, "Someday" became eligible for the 1987 Juno Awards. It was not only nominated for Single of the Year, but it won. While it wasn't the first time an artist won back-to-back awards for Single of the Year (Anne Murray did it first in '80 and '81), it was the first time an artist won twice in a row with two singles from the same album. They remained the only artist to do that until Alanis Morissette did it in '96 and '97 with two songs from her mega-hit album Jagged Little Pill. Only one artist has accomplished that feat at the Grammy Awards in the Record of the Year category. U2 won in 2001 and 2002 with two tracks from their album All That You Can't Leave Behind.