Saturday, December 24, 2016

Songoftheday 12/24/16 - Go swiftly the flags and drums can hypnotize, when glory has faded the dream is worth more than the prize...

"Peace In Our Time" - Eddie Money
from the album Greatest Hits: Sound Of Money (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #11 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's song of the day comes from rock singer Eddie Money, who had scored a top-10 pop hit in the winter of 1988 with "Walk On Water", as well as a #1 rock radio hit follow-up with "The Love In Your Eyes". He closed out the decade with a greatest hits album, which had three never released songs on it. One of them, the anti-war anthem "Peace In Our Time", was put out as a single. Written by Englishmen Andy Hill and Peter Sinfield, the latter a former member of progressive rockers King Crimson, the song was one of those feel better world healing songs that always appear in the turning of a year...

"Peace In Our Time" stopped one rung short of the American pop top ten in February of 1990. The song also climbed to #2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, while it crossed over to #34 on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") list. Internationally, the single climbed to #3 in Canada.

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In 1993, British pop veteran Cliff Richard covered "Peace In Our Time", and was much more successful in his home market, peaking at #8 in the UK...

My SOTD will take a break tomorrow for Christmas, but I'll be back on Monday with a young but gentle romantic.

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