American Top 40 PastBlast Redux, 4/26/85: Eric Clapton, “Forever Man”

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 little from the original.

My roommate James bought Behind the Sun not too long after it came out; it’s very much a part of the soundtrack of that portion of my college years.  This is the second weekend in a row featuring a Phil Colllins ProductionTM (editor’s note: when I put this on FB originally, Frida’s “I Know There’s Something Going On” had been the previous 80s choice).

I believe it was Stacey who first picked up on the lack of complete reciprocity put forth here: “Won’t you be my forever woman? I’ll try to be your forever man.”  (Emphasis added.)  This was Slowhand’s last venture into the top 40 until the early-ish 90s, when he came back with “Tears from Heaven” and the unplugged version of “Layla.”  The video is yet another one directed by Godley and Creme.  It’s at its peak of #26.

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