from the album Bang! (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #37 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 2
Today's song of the day comes from Canadian pop/rock singer Corey Hart, who had landed his eighth top-40 hit in the U.S. in the summer of 1988 with the adult-pop ballad "In Your Soul". Two years later, Hart started the 90s with his fifth album Bang!. More of a mainstream rock-oriented affair, the first single from the set was the brash guitar and drum dominated "A Little Love", which sounded much like an early John Cougar Mellencamp song (not surprising, with Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aranoff on board).
"A Little Love" became Corey's ninth and so-far last top-40 pop hit in the States in April of 1990. The song made it to #8 in his native Canada, while it was a minor hit in Australia at #73. Two more selections from the album reached the chart up North, with the title track "Bang! (Starting Over)" going to #30.
Switching record companies, Corey's next album Attitude & Virtue scored four top-40 hits in Canada, but was unnoticed in the U.S.. He did the same with his self-titled follow-up record, with "Black Cloud Rain" going to #2 in 1996 there. His most recent Canadian top-40 solo hit came two years later with "Break The Chain" from his Jade album (#38), but he did return in 2012 on a rework of his 1988 album cut "Truth Will Set U Free" from 1Love (#32). He released his most recent album, Ten Thousand Horses, in 2014.
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Here's Corey performing the song live in 2014...
Up tomorrow: A bunch of feline rockers are sadistically shacked up.