Thursday, December 13, 2012

Songoftheday 12/13/12 - They were young living for the moment, hearts on fire burning in the night...


Patrick Simmons - "So Wrong"
from the album Arcade (1983)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #30 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 5

Today's Song of the Day is by Doobie Brother singer and guitarist Patrick Simmons, who wrote the band's big breakthrough single, "Black Water" in 1974. After the band went on hiatus in 1982, Simmons became the third member of the group to have a top-40 hit (after Tom Johnston and Michael McDonald) with his first solo single, the Hi-NRG dance inflected "So Wrong"...


"So Wrong" was kind of a left-turn from their funky-rock base, so it may not have done as well as McDonald's more soulful solo work, but it did manage to be a moderately successful club hit, peaking at #8 in 1983, and on rock radio, making the top-20. It would be his only solo top-40 hit (the followup, "Don't Make Me Do It", was a minor pop hit that same year). In 1987, he would reform the Doobies and continue making more hits.

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Simmons did try on this one, with an attempt at a high-tech video. There's no good sounding complete one, but here's what I found...(after the MTV ads)...


Up tomorrow: Bonjour!, says jazz vocal great...




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