Chart Peak: 6
After our little Bon Jovi confessional the other day, I might as well keep going. I don't suppose it's terribly shameful to say that 'Circle In The Sand' made at least some contribution to persuading my ten-year old self that girls might be more interesting than I'd previously assumed. I had less excuse by the time I was of voting age, but there's no denying that it once crossed my mind to buy the seven-inch picture disc of this, with '(We Want) The Same Thing' on the flipside. What was I thinking?
Actually, even when I came to do this review, I thought I remembered this as being a bit better. The lead piano line that I remembered is alright, but slower and less energetic than I remember, and not strong enough to bear the weight of the overproduction, nor even of lyrical howlers like "Thanks for the crash-course/You came riding on your noble horse". A decent vocal, at least, but it really doesn't do the trick. Still a big improvement over Bryan Adams, though.
Also appearing on: Now 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 26, 35
Available on: A Woman & A Man
Charting 1997: 27th December
4 years ago