Thursday, August 24, 2017

Songoftheday 8/24/17 - I look OK but I'm not myself standing by the phone, darling I've been wondering how I'm gonna let you go...

"Waiting For Love" - Alias
from the album Alias (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #13 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's song of the day comes from the hard rock band Alias, who assembled from members of the Canadian band Sheriff ("When I'm With You") and the American band Heart (who got booted on the Wilson's reboot of the band in the mid-80s). After reaching #2 on the American pop chart with the power-ballad "More Than Words Can Say", they also climbed to #18 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart with "Haunted Heart". The third offering from their self-titled debut album together was the mid-tempo rock track "Waiting For Love". Written by Brett Walker and Jeff Paris, the song was a textbook pop-metal tune to fit in with the Bon Jovis and the Nelsons of the day...

"Waiting For Love" became the group's second and final top-40 pop hit in America in March of 1991. The single also climbed to #17 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the song peaked at #4 in Canada, while it was their sole minor hit in the UK at #87.

After a tour behind the album, Alias scored a minor hit with "Perfect World" from the movie Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, which slipped on to the U.S. pop chart at #90. A second album was scrapped (it would eventually see the light of day in 2009), as the members of Heart took off, but lead singer Freddy Curci and guitarist Steve Demarchi (along with his brother Denny) would continue to perform under the Alias moniker.

(Click below to see the rest of the post)

Here's the band performing on the Tonight Show to promote the single...

Up tomorrow: Former backup singer is summoning you through some arid terrain.

No comments: