Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Songoftheday 5/28/13 - There is a pain inside my heart, you mean so much to me, girl...


Paul McCartney - "So Bad"
from the album Pipes Of Peace (1983)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #23 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's Song of the Day is by former Beatle Paul McCartney, who closed out 1983 with one of his high-profile duet with Michael Jackson, "Say Say Say", that reigned on the pop chart for six weeks. For its followup, while in England he released the anti-war title track "Pipes Of Peace", in America he went with the soft-rock ballad of "So Bad", featuring Ringo Starr on drums and Wings bandmate Denny Laine on guitar. Produced by longtime Beatles/solo collaborator George Martin, "So Bad" was written by Paul and spotlighted his still-awesome falsetto...


"So Bad" stopped short of the top-20 on the pop chart in February of 1984, though it was a big hit on adult-contemporary (easy-listening) radio stations, peaking at #3 for three weeks in that format. Coincidentally, "Pipes Of Peace" ended up topped the British charts, something "Say Say Say" didn't.

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Paul included "So Bad" in his 1984 movie Give My Regards To Broad Street. Here's the scene of them performing it, with a slightly different arrangement highlighting Paul's bass work on the song...



Up tomorrow: Chrissie crosses the yellow dashes.

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