Sunday, April 09, 2017

Songoftheday 4/9/17 - It's the question of the hour, how can I be sure of what I don't know?

"Dare To Fall In Love" - Brent Bourgeois
from the album Brent Bourgeois (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #32 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 3

Today's song of the day comes from alternative rock singer/songwriter Brent Bourgeois, who had been part of the band Bourgeois Tagg through the 1980's, and scored a top-40 pop hit in the U.S. with the reflective gem "I Don't Mind At All" in the winter of 1987. They split up shortly after, with some of the members joining Todd Rundgren's band, while Brent struck out on a solo career. His self-titled debut album came out in 1990, and the first single from the set was an adult-pop nugget "Dare To Fall In Love", written by the singer with Mark Ross and Peter Beckett and co-produced with Don Henley's go-to guitarist Danny Kortchmar...

"Dare To Fall In Love" became Brent's sole solo pop hit, reaching the top 40 in June of 1990. The single also climbed to #11 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. It was followed by "Can't Feel The Pain", which featured Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, which landed at #46 on the Adult Contemporary list, while the third single from the debut album, a breezy cover of the Zombies' "Time Of The Season", did a little better on that list at #36. After a second pop album was pretty much ignored, Bourgeois concentrated more on religious music, finding success in Christian rock since then...

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Apparently Brent taped a funny clip of the song in Paris at that time...

Up tomorrow: Mulleted singer is standing up for something.

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