Monday, May 22, 2023

"Peace in Our Time" by Eddie Money

Song#:  4128
Date:  12/02/1989
Debut:  86
Peak:  11
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Although Money's '88 album Nothing to Lose would peak at #49 and miss the gold mark, it would spawn a pair of Pop Top 30 hits including the #9 "Walk on Water" (#2 Rock). To wrap up the 80s, Money's label, Columbia, would assemble the compilation Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money. The collection would include key hits from Money's career along with an unreleased live track and two newly recorded songs. One of those new tunes, "Peace in Our Time," would be issued out as a single to help promote the album. It would just miss out on the Pop Top 10 stalling just shy at the dreaded #11 spot. The song would also get to #2 Rock and #34 AC. The hits package would peak at #53 and eventually go gold.

ReduxReview:  Money took a bland pop/gospel anthem (see below) and turned it into a pretty good rock tune. While it wasn't as memorable as his previous big hits, enough folks paid attention to nearly send the tune into the Pop Top 10. It seems to be one lost to time as I can't say I've heard this song since its chart days.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) This is a remake of a song originally recorded by singer Jennifer Holliday. Written by Andy Hill and Peter Sinfield, Holliday's version would be done for the 1988 Summer Olympics soundtrack One Moment in Time. It was not released as a single. A few years later in '93, British superstar Cliff Richard would record the song for his LP titled The Album. It was the second single released from the LP and it would peak at #8 in the UK.  2) Money would push out his next studio album in '91. Right Here signaled a big dip in Money's career when it peaked at a very minor #160. While two of its tracks would make the Rock Top 10, the only single to do well at Pop was the #21 "I'll Get By" (#7 AC). The album and singles would be Money's last ones to reach the Pop charts. After an unplugged EP, Money would be left off of the Columbia rosters. He would continue to tour over the years and release three indie studio albums before his death in 2019.


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