Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gloria Gaynor - Let's Mend What's Been Broken 12" - 1981

In 1979 Gloria Gaynor had a huge hit with "I Will Survive". That is probably one of the greatest disco songs ever. The success of that track helped propel Gloria along for a few more years and in 1981 she released this mid tempo R&B number. It doesn't quite have the fire of "I Will Survive" but what else does. And to be honest it really isn't trying to duplicate that song, which I do have to give her credit for. Sometimes it is annoying and a little disappointing when someone has a huge hit and tries to follow up that hit with something that is pretty much more of the same. This isn't that. This may not be one for frequent plays, but it might be nice to hear every now and again for variety.


Let's Mend What's Been Broken.mp3


Matracas said...

Now that you mention disappointing when an artist follows up a huge hit with a similar tune; checkout Rick Springfields' latest single "What's Victoria's Secret" and tell me you don't see the similarity with his 1981 #1 hit.


Spencer said...

I've been meaning to track down his latest release for a couple weeks now, but haven't gotten to it. Now I have to find it to see what you're talking about.