GREATEST HITS WEEK (JUNE 29 - JULY 5, 2015)
I'm not southern rock guy and I know next to nothing about this band, but this radio friendly compilation is perfect by the pool. And that's precisely why I picked it up. It's front-loaded - most of the hits I remember are in the first half of the disc, but it all starts to sound the same so it's pleasant enough for a while before ending with a whimper. I seem to remember from the band's videos that the group had two drummers? Sometimes one is too many and they went and got themselves two. Go figure.
Thorough retrospective liner essay by music journalist Scott Schinder. Also included in this CD: a Rockin' Into The Night album cover iron-on decal! Jealous much?
Below, I've marked my favorites with a ✔ and tracks I skip with a ✘.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: 18 tracks, 76 minutes.
|Rockin' Into The Night||1980||43||✔|
|Hold On Loosely||1981||10||✔|
|Wild-Eyed Southern Boys||1981|
|Caught Up In You||1982||10||✔|
|You Keep Runnin' Away||1982||38|
|Stone Cold Believer||1980||✘|
|Twentieth Century Fox||1983|
|If I'd Been The One||1983||19|
|Back Where You Belong||1983||20|
|Somebody Like You||1986||48|
|Like No Other Night||1986||14|
|Back To Paradise||1987||41||✔|
|Take Me Back||1978||✘|
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Nothing specific, just a general sense of being a skinny high school kid. I didn't own any of 38 Special albums back then, but their stuff was all over the radio, even the non-single album cuts.