from the album A View From 3rd Street (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #16 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10
The song of the day for this St. Patrick's Friday comes from singer/songwriter Jude Cole, who hails from a small town in the northwestern part of Illinois, in Rock Island County. After playing behind soft-rock artist Moon Martin, Cole joined the British power-pop band the Records for one album at the start of the 1980's before striking out on his own. His debut solo record, A View From 3rd Street, came in 1990, and it's a solid set of pop/rock tunes, including the first single, "Baby It's Tonight". Part of a group of semi-alternative rock solo men heralding in a new sound for the 90s, his looks definitely didn't hurt either...
"Baby, It's Tonight" became Cole's first top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in June of 1990. The song also climbed to #3 for a week on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, while it also crossed over to their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") list at #19.
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Here's Jude performing solo acoustic on Australian television...
Up tomorrow: A humongous hard rock band has some night visions.