The Kool Music Insider – Eddie Money (featuring Ronnie Spector) “Take Me Home Tonight”

February 6, 2018 | by: pauljensen

By the mid-1980s, Eddie Money had reached a low-point in his recording career after several years of drug abuse. He was given the opportunity to record a song titled “Take Me Home Tonight”. At first, Eddie didn’t like the song, but eventually agreed to do it because he like the double-chorus idea which featured a nod to the Ronettes 60’s hit “Be My Baby”. Money began thinking wouldn’t be a great idea to bring in the original lead singer of the Ronettes, Ronnie Spector. At first, Spector said “No thanks”, having retired from the business, but Eddie managed to convince her to come in and record. “Take Me Home Tonight” cracked the top 5 in 1986 and revived Ronnie Spector’s and Eddie Money’s careers. The song was nominated for “Best Male Vocal” at the Grammy Awards, but lost out to Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”.

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