“Hypnotize the Moon“
Written by Steve Dorff and Eric Kaz
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
April 5, 1996
Clay Walker earns his seventh No. 1 hit.
The Road to No. 1
As with his debut album, Hypnotize the Moon had its first two singles go to No. 1. The title track followed “Who Needs You Baby” to the penthouse.
The No. 1
Clay Walker’s singing is better than ever on this track. He continues to mature as a vocalist and hone his own distinctive style, and the traditional production complements his strengths as a singer.
The song is a bit boilerplate. In the pantheon of Steve Dorff love songs, this isn’t quite “I Cross My Heart,” but it’s solid enough for Walker to bring it home with his performance.
The Road From No. 1
“Only On Days That End in ‘Y'” went top five and “Bury the Shovel” went top twenty, completing the album cycle for Hypnotize the Moon. Once again, Walker returned to the top with the lead single from a studio album. We’ll cover that track in 1997.
“Hypnotize the Moon” gets a B.
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