Showing posts with label Firefall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Firefall. Show all posts

Feb 6, 2017

Firefall - Strange Way on Greatest Hits (1979)

Firefall - Strange Way on WLCY Radio Hits
Jock Bartley experienced much success in the 1970s when his band, Firefall, topped the charts with a string of hits including "Thats a Strange Way” and “Just Remember I Love You.” But it was “You Are the Woman” that made the biggest connection with fans. “Every female between the ages of 18 and 24 wanted to be the woman portrayed in that song, and that caused their boyfriends and spouses to call radio stations and subsequently flood the airwaves with dedications of the song and the sentiment,” explains Bartley. “The message was simple and sincere, and the song was easy to sing. It was like our fans let us be a singing version of the Hallmark card that said what they weren’t quite sure how to express.”

Similar Tracks

Sweet and Sour by Firefall
It Doesn't Matter by Firefall
Love Is the Answer by England Dan & John Ford Coley
Nights Are Forever Without You by England Dan & John Ford Coley

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Jan 23, 2015

Firefall - Just Remember I Love You (1977) song

Firefall - Just Remember I Love You song

Just Remember I Love You is a song by Firefall, released as a single in 1977. It was written by Rick Roberts and included as the second song of the group's 1977 album, Luna Sea. "Just Remember I Love You", with backing vocals by Timothy B. Schmit, peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent two weeks at number one on the Easy Listening chart.

In this song, the singer tries to offer encouragement to someone who sounds chronically depressed and hopeless, perhaps suicidal. People who are going through their worst times ever have been known to identify with the lyrics.

Jan 9, 2015

Firefall - You Are the Woman (1976)

Firefall - You Are the Woman (1976)
"You Are the Woman" is the title of a 1976 Top Ten hit by Firefall. Written by Rick Roberts, then the group's frontman, the track is distinguished by the performance on flute of Firefall member David Muse.

Roberts would recall writing "You Are the Woman": "When that chorus and tune jumped into my head I realized I was [not] of the great works of art in history...[but rather] a bouncy little pop ditty...I was stumped for several months about where the verses should go [ie. develop] lyrically. Then I realized I was over thinking it. I took a more simple approach, and the verses were finished in a day or two."

Introduced on Firefall, the band's debut album recorded at Miami's Criteria Studios and released in the spring of 1976, "You Are the Woman" was issued as the album's second single that summer after several other tracks had received airplay on FM radio including the lead single: "Livin' Aint Livin'", which had just missed the Top 40 of the Hot 100 in Billboard. After two months of support in smaller markets, "You Are the Woman" broke in such larger areas as Chicago and Houston in October 1976 affecting a Top 40 entry with a subsequent ascent to a #9 peak that November.