Monday, June 8, 2020

Musical Monday - Save Your Love by Renée and Renato

#1 on the Billboard Hot 100: Never.
#1 on the Cash Box Top 100: Never.
#1 on the U.K. Chart: December 18, 1982 through January 8, 1983.

Save Your Love is an odd song. The song sounds like it should be from some off-Broadway musical, and the video presentation of the song even looks like it is from some dinner theater performance. Despite the look and feel of the song, it wasn't actually attached to any musical theater production, and was just a song that sounded like it came from some minor Andrew Lloyd Weber musical.

This song is also an indie song, and by some measures, the first truly independent song to reach number one on the U.K. Charts, which is a fairly notable accomplishment.

None of this makes the song particularly good, just quirky and notable. The song itself is fairly generic and forgettable. I just listened to it again ten minutes ago, and I've already forgotten pretty much everything about it other than it is a duet.

Previous Musical Monday: Mickey by Toni Basil
Subsequent Musical Monday: Maneater by Hall and Oates

Previous #1 on the U.K. Chart: Beat Surrender by the Jam
Subsequent #1 on the U.K. Chart: You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins

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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