Monday, June 12, 2017

Robbed hit of the week 6/12/17 - Vixen's "How Much Love"...

"How Much Love" - Vixen
from the album Rev It Up (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #44

This week's "robbed hit" comes from the all-woman glam metal band Vixen, whose debut album had landed them a pair of top-40 pop hits with "Edge Of A Broken Heart" and "Cryin'". After touring behind big names to promote that record, they released their sophomore effort Rev It Up in 1990. The first single from the set was the uptempo headbanger "How Much Love", written by the band's lead guitarist Jan Kuehnemund and bass player Share Pedersen along with Ron Keel (of the metal band Keel) and Steve Diamond...

While "How Much Love" became Vixen's biggest hit on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, peaking at #11, the song stopped short of the pop top-40 in September of 1990. It did get to the top-40 in Britain at #35. A follow-up single, "Love Is A Killer", was a minor pop hit at #71, while a third track, "Not A Minute Too Soon", reached the top 40 in the UK at #37. Sadly, Kuehnemund died of cancer in 2013.

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Here's the band performing "How Much Love" live on the Arsenio Hall to promote the album in 1990...

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