NUMBER ONE ALBUMS, 1976-85 WEEK* (MAY 5-11, 2014)
This doesn't hold up well as an album, but the singles sure are good.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #1 (9 consecutive weeks, Nov 3 - Dec 29, 1979)
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #1 (14 consecutive weeks)
Tracks: Each of the album's three singles has it's merits:
- Heartache Tonight (peaked on the pop chart at #1) - you can really hear the influence of co-writer Bob Seger, but its the simple thumping bass drum part that hooks me.
- The Long Run (#8) - most like the trademark SoCal country-rock sound of classic Eagles.
- I Can't Tell You Why (#8) - pure soft rock goodness with gorgeous falsetto vocals from Timothy B. Schmit
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: At about the 4:05 mark of the song Heartache Tonight, you hear the spoken words, "Break my heart." One day in 8th grade, that part of the song was an earworm that I went around saying aloud as I roamed the halls between classes. Needless to say, I got a lot of strange looks that day. I'm lucky I didn't end up getting thrown head first into a lunch room trash can.
Previously revisited for the blog:
Long Road Out of Eden (2007)
*Two weeks ago on another blog (My Favorite Decade, 1976-1985), I asked myself if I owned all of the #1 albums from that particular decade. It turned out that I wasn't anywhere close to owning them all and, embarrassed, went on a CD shopping spree to rectify the situation. With most of these #1 albums, I am hearing them complete for the first time this week.