Lynn Anderson “I Love How You Love Me” Single Of The Day
Greetings from Asheville, where today’s Single Of The Day is a 1979 release for Lynn Anderson. By the end of the decade, Lynn’s career had cooled, considerably, going from a regular top ten visitor, to having only scored one, “Isn’t It Always Love”, since 1975. “Isn’t It Always Love” had peaked at ten during the Spring of 1979, now it’s follow-up, today’s Single Of The Day, was on the market.
“I Love How You Love Me” had been a 1961 top five Pop hit for The Paris Sisters. Written by the legendary Barry Mann, along with Larry Kolber, it was the first record to be produced by Phil Spector, in what would become known as the “Wall Of Sound” style. Lynn’s version doesn’t feature quite the same level of arrangement, yet her singing style added a sultriness or sexiness that isn’t really heard in the original, and the sparser arrangement allows for that element to really come through, resulting in a highly effective track.
The Lynn Anderson version made it’s debut on the Country 40 in early July, 1979, and would eventually peak at a disappointing eighteen on the charts. Certainly a record deserving of a higher peak than that.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.