American Top 40 PastBlast Redux, 4/30/77: Firefall, “Cinderella”

Before I started this blog, I posted about songs from old AT40s on Facebook, January-July 2017. I’ll be moving them here over time. This entry has been edited a bit from the original.

Firefall was founded by Rick Roberts, one of the Flying Burrito Brothers; its membership included Michael Clarke of Byrds fame.  They scored a top 10 song in late 76 with the buoyant “You Are the Woman.”  Their other big hits peaked at #11. “Just Remember I Love You” and “Strange Way,” were darker, two rather different takes on dealing with a sad/depressed romantic partner.

Their saddest tale of all, though, was “Cinderella.”  My heart just aches for the boy, and I’m not convinced that the narrator fully gets it, even in his introspection after all’s been said and done.  It’s debuting at #38 and reached #34.

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