First Hit #1: January 15, 1977
Leo Sayer has a strange voice. It straddles the line between genders, especially in the chorus as he goes sky high for reasons most inexplicable. He leaps around his vocal range, never quite settling on a vocal style or a voice in general, taking a decidedly bizarre approach to singing. The song itself is catchy enough, especially in the memorable chorus, but Sayer’s vocal exercises serve to distance one from the song, as it comes with the constant question of what on earth he’s trying to prove. If he sang like a normal person, I’d consider this one of the better disco hits of the era. As it is, I can’t say I’m a big fan of it overall, just because it’s taking a lot of time to do some really questionable things.