Tuesday, March 28, 2023

"Was It Nothing at All" by Michael Damian

Song#:  4086
Date:  10/28/1989
Debut:  88
Peak:  24
Weeks:  21
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  Thanks in part to exposure as a struggling musician on the daytime soap The Young and the Restless, Damian's actual music career took off when his remake of the David Essex hit "Rock On" made it to #1. An album titled Where Do We Go from Here would then be issued out and its second single, "Cover of Love," would nearly make the Pop Top 30 (#31). For a third single, this ballad was then issued out. It would do a little better peaking inside the Top 30 while cracking the Top 10 at AC (#7). By this point in time, Damian's album had already peaked at #61.

ReduxReview:  This probably should have been the LP's second single. It might have gone a little further on the chart. Although some of the lyrics were a bit cheezy, it was a nicely done tune and a better single candidate than "Cover of Love." Still it wasn't all that memorable and didn't hang around much beyond its chart run.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  In 1991, Damian would issue out his follow up album Dreams of Summer. The lead single "What a Price to Pay" would only be able to reach #60 at Pop. A second single would fail to chart. The third single "(There'll Never Be) Another You" would be a minor #26 entry at AC. With those lackluster results, the album would fail to chart. In 1993, Damian would take his acting and vocal skills to the stage. He would take on the lead role in the Broadway revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Although the show would not receive any Tony nominations, the cast album did get a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Damian would continue to perform as Danny Romalotti on The Young and the Restless through to 1998. He would revive the character on the show a few times over the years.


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