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You Could Take My Heart Away Tonight – Silver Condor

Sliver Condor debut album features You Could Take My Heart Away TonightHere we have a completely forgotten one-hit wonder from 1980 that sports a tenuous link to a much better-remembered one-hit wonder from 1985 by Autograph.

“You Could Take My Heart Away Tonight” really goes nowhere for a really long time. Or at least it feels like a long time as you listen to the song.

The biggest problem for Silver Condor is that they sound like at least 100 other Los Angeles bands who garnered a little airplay between 1975 and 1985.

Is Silver Condor the guys from Player (“Baby Come Back”) or the guys from Pablo Cruise (“Whatcha Gonna Do”)?

Is this an unreleased song from a Hall and Oates album with some other guy on lead vocals?

No one really knew. Worse, no one really cared.

“You Could Take My Heart Away Tonight” by Silver Condor was memorable enough to reach number 32 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1981 and transform Silver Condor into one-hit wonders.

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That success was enough to secure a second album that didn’t include any hits but did feature Steve Plunkett on guitar who would later move on to Los Angeles band Autograph and their breakout hit “Turn Up the Radio” that reached number 29 in 1985.

Read more about: “Turn Up the Radio” by Autograph

“You Could Take My Heart Away Tonight” is a forgotten one-hit wonder.

It’s a love song that doesn’t really connect.

It’s a packet of sugar with a sweet taste that leaves no lasting impression.

It’s “You Could Take My Heart Away Tonight” by Silver Condor.

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2 Responses to "You Could Take My Heart Away Tonight – Silver Condor"

  1. Jim Barton says:

    Makes Toto sound like Metallica–man, that was dull!

  2. Bo X says:

    Hard to believe that the guitarist here was Earl Slick, whose credits include Bowie, John Lennon, and (more recently) The New York Dolls amongst many others.

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