Tuesday, March 22, 2022

"Bring Down the Moon" by Boy Meets Girl

Song#:  3784
Date:  01/28/1989
Debut:  82
Peak:  49
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, aka Boy Meets Girl, achieved their second Pop Top 40 entry and first Top 10 hit with the #5 "Waiting for a Star to Fall." The song, which also got to #1AC, served as the lead single from their second album Reel Life. For a follow up, this next track was selected. It didn't catch on nearly as well stopping short of the Pop Top 40 while only reaching #28 AC. Due to the initial hit, by this point in time the album had already peaked at #76. A third single, "Stormy Love," would be issued out, but it would fail to reach the charts.

ReduxReview:  I liked the slightly dark, mysterious opening of this tune, but when the chorus came along it didn't seem to quite fit the mood that had been set and in comparison sounded weak. There were also a couple of other little bridge sections that came out of nowhere and seemed out of place. Overall it was a good, interesting track, but it wasn't as immediately memorable or endearing as "Waiting for a Star to Fall." I think "Stormy Love" had a better chance to make the Top 40, but for some reason it ended up as the third single and with little promotion it tanked. Then sadly as their career was at its peak, the rug was pulled out from under them. Ah well. That's the music business.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Although the album wasn't a big seller, the hit single along with the husband and wife's track record at writing hits for Whitney Houston kept them in good graces with their label RCA Records and a third album was ordered up from the pair. In 1990, their next effort, New Dream, was set to go. Unfortunately, before it could be released, RCA went through a shakeup. With new management came housecleaning and after a review of their roster and upcoming releases, it was decided that the new Boy Meets Girl album would be shelved. Along with the album went the duo's recording contract. They continued to write songs for other artists during the 90s and even after their divorce in 2000. In 2003, they self-released their fourth album The Wonderground and in 2004 they got RCA Records to not only reissue Reel Life, but to also release the long-shelved New Dream.


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