Wednesday, February 12, 2020

"I Will Be There" by Glass Tiger

Song#:  3041
Date:  02/28/1987
Debut:  83
Peak:  34
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  With a pair of Top 10 hits and a gold album, Glass Tiger made a splashy debut that earned them a Grammy nod for Best New Artist. Just as this third single from the album was being released, the band would end up losing that award to Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Regardless, this song made its way up the Pop chart and was able to get inside the Top 40. It also made it to #21 at Rock. In their homeland of Canada, the song would be the last single from the LP and would reach #29. The band certainly made their mark and now had to get back into the studio to record a follow-up.

ReduxReview:  After the shuffle-pop of "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" (#2) and the mid-tempo balladry of "Someday" (#7), the band chose to release this straight-ahead arena rock tune. As with "Don't Forget Me," it featured an assist on vocals from Bryan Adams. The track has a nice, urgent feel with a solid chorus. It was a good choice for a single, but it wasn't one that was going to get much further than it did.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  While Glass Tiger's debut album The Thin Red Line would be a #27 gold seller in the US, back in their homeland of Canada it became a major hit. It would reach #3 and go 4x platinum (which equates to over 400,000 copies) and spend over a year on the chart. The LP would spawn five charting singles, three of which made the US Pop chart. The two other songs to make the Canadian chart were "Thin Red Line" and "You're What I Look For." They reached #19 and #11, respectively. It would also go on to win four Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) including Album of the Year. The album quickly made them major stars in Canada.


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