Song of the Day: Robbie Dupree, “Hot Rod Hearts”

Robbie Dupree’s self-titled debut album yielded two singles, his Top 10 hit “Steal Away” (#6) and “Hot Rod Hearts,” which reached #15. He was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy in 1981, losing to Christopher Cross. His last single to chart, “Brooklyn Girls,” reached #54 in 1981. In total, he’s released eleven albums, the last one in 2012, and nineteen singles, none of which has matched his early success. Nevertheless, he’s still plugging along, appearing on ’80’s cruises. You have to admire someone like that.

11 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Robbie Dupree, “Hot Rod Hearts”

  1. John, you are finding songs that are really good but you haven’t heard in forever. It’s been forever since I heard this.

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    1. I barely remembered this one and just pulled it up because I saw that it was his followup to “Steal Away” and it charted in the Top 40. When I heard it, the synapses fired and I was “oh, yeah.” I have a couple of choices for tomorrow…

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      1. It was a great pick because it’s been so long. I ran across one song around a year ago that it was like reliving my past again. “Salt In My Tears” by Martin Briley. Love when I find songs like that. It can be hard though.

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  2. This style of music puts me so in mind of teenage Americans crusing the highway… Being in my sixties and English…begs the question why ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿธ

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  3. I might have heard of this before..it sounds somewhat familiar but I canโ€™t say for sure. Oh well, but at least he is still working even if he is on cruises.

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