Can’t help thinking that Agnetha could have picked better single choices from her albums... Wrap your Arms Around me should have been the lead single with Cant she loose as the follow up and Mr Persuasion. Tracy Ullman had hits at that time with similar sounding nostalgic hits to Mr Persuasion in ‘’They Don,t Know’ and ‘Move over Darling’. The Heat is On left me cold and sounded like some boozy rabble in a pub. With My Colouring Book the Dave version of ‘If I could change your mind ‘ would have been better but only after the release of the U2 inspired ‘What now my Love’ . What a missed oppurtunity. Then from ‘A’ ....Dance you pain away as lead single , then ‘if I was a flower’ . Frida got it right with IKTSGO. Never understood why that was not mega in the (UK). The Shine album should have been a fabulous album with Kirsty McColl and Steve Lilliwhite on board but there were no obvious choices as singles on that album. The best of the English solo albums for me is easily ‘A’ followed by WYAAM , MCB and Something’s going on . Best single ...way out there IKTGO.
I agree with IKTSGO, it should've been a bigger hit than it was here in the UK, especially seeing Phil Collins was so big at the time. The strange thing is, it's played on radio to this day, perhaps the only track that is. Here We'll Stay, should also have been big just 100 chart position here, again why did Phil Collins refuse it to be released as a duet single, otherwise at least a top 40 hit... As from Shine.... more difficult to find a big hit, Come to me I'm Woman, was a very minor hit for Sue Pollard, number 71, which I guess shows it had potential... To Turn The Stone, the follow up single, was a mistake, although I really like it, it's not radio friendly and to much instrumental.
Agnetha, so much more potential, many missed ... The Heat Is On, although top 40, would've been higher ( not much than its 35, ) due to the record companies distribution problems, at the time ( from what I remember) , stalling it at its lower position. WYAAM! Is one of my all time favourites, including ABBA! , 44 here in the UK, number 1 in Belgium, yes it should've been higher, realistically, 30 to 40. Can't Shake Loose, again a surprise low position 63, should've been more. That all said the right singles were released.
I Won't Let You Go, The Last Time, good choices, but just the wrong time, both should've made the top 75
Sometimes when I'm Dreaming... huge missed opportunity, possibly should've been the first release, a classy track...
What Now My Love, have to agree, another missed Opportunity...
So to answer the question, I think that they got it nearly right."
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2018 12:41:16 GMT by foreverfan