Thursday, December 01, 2016

Songoftheday 12/1/16 - I know you broke up with him and your hearts still on the shelf, it's been over two years for me and I'm not quite myself...

"The Last Worthless Evening" - Don Henley
from the album End Of The Innocence (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #21 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day comes from Don Henley, whose third solo album after the dissolution of the Eagles had scored him a fourth top ten pop hit in America with the album's title track, "The End Of The Innocence". The second release from the record was the conversational pick-up nugget "The Last Worthless Evening". Reportedly inspired by an attempt to woo the recently divorced Melanie Griffith, the song promising a lot was adult and borderline stalky at the same time...

"The Last Worthless Evening" became Don's second hit from the End Of the Innocence album in December of 1989. The song also climbed to #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, while peaking at #5 on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") list. The single was a bigger success in Canada, reaching #5 on their pop chart.

Up tomorrow: Belgian dance act waffle on who the lead singer of their breakthrough hit is.

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