Friday, January 1, 2021

"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone" by Glenn Medeiros

Song#:  3364
Date:  12/19/1987
Debut:  94
Peak:  67
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  "Watching Over You," Medeiros' second single from his debut album, didn't perform nearly as well as his #12 "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" topping out at a very lackluster #80. His label decided to give it one more shot to secure another hit and pushed out this third single. While it did a little bit better, the tune still failed to even get close to the Pop Top 40. Like the previous single, it also failed to make the AC chart. With those results, Medeiros would then retreat to the studio to record his second album.

ReduxReview:  This was a fairly good AC ballad and probably should have been the second single and hawked to AC radio. However, if Jackson (see below) decided it wasn't good enough to push out as a single, chances are it wasn't going to do much for Medeiros and indeed it didn't. Plus, if they wanted to keep Medeiros' Tiger Beat teen audience interested, they really needed an uptempo pop tune to lure them back. Oddly, the producers turned Medeiros, a teenager himself, into a ballad crooner and it didn't work out beyond the first hit. Medeiros wouldn't be able to alter his career until his third album in 1990.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This is a remake of a song originally recorded by Jermaine Jackson. Jackson recorded the tune for his 1986 album Precious Moments. It was co-written by Jackson with David Foster, Tom Keane, and Kathy Wakefield. The track was released as a single in certain territories, but it was not issued out in the US. It ended up being a hit in Belgium reaching #14.


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