Monday, September 28, 2020

Musical Monday - Baby Jane by Rod Stewart

#1 on the Billboard Hot 100: Never.
#1 on the Cash Box Top 100: Never.
#1 on the U.K. Chart: July 2, 1983 through July 16, 1983.

Rod Stewart has had a long and illustrious career with numerous classic rock hits. This is not one of them. This is Rod Stewart basically mailing in a song and being rewarded by the British public with a number one song. This song is such a rote, by the numbers, boring number that listening to it dfeels like eating a mayonnaise sandwich made on white bread.

The thing is, you can tell that Stewart himself realizes that this song is a limp piece of blandness, and spends the entire video vainly and desperately trying to inject some life into it. There is no saving this song from its own medicocrity, but Stewart really tries hard here, so at least there's that.

Previous Musical Monday: Every Breath You Take by the Police
Subsequent Musical Monday: Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant

Previous #1 on the U.K. Chart: Every Breath You Take by the Police
Subsequent #1 on the U.K. Chart: Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young

List of #1 Singles from the Billboard Hot 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles from the Cash Box Top 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles on the U.K. Chart for 1980-1989

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