Self-tutoring about the “Money Man”: the tutor discovers “Walk on Water.”
Continuing about Eddie Money: In my research, I’ve encountered songs of his I never knew. One is “Walk on Water”, from Nothing to Lose (1988).
I’ve mentioned that Eddie Money’s hits are each unique. To my knowledge, “Walk on Water” is his only one with “na na na” important in its lyrics. It hearkens back to Byran Adams’ “Cuts Like a Knife.”
When I listened to “Walk on Water,” I recognized its catchy “na na na …” chorus. I’ve heard it on the radio, unaware whose it was. To me, Eddie Money is such an artist: numerous of his hits are often played, but I don’t know they’re his. Until a few days ago, I wasn’t aware “Baby Hold On” was his, either.
“Walk on Water’s” lyrics easily match an oft-reported situation. The errant boy, trying to convince a girl he’s good enough, is a resounding theme in 80s songs.
Eddie Money, to my knowledge, wasn’t a glam-rock style of artist. Yet, “Walk on Water”, especially with its guitar solo, could have been a glam-rock song. Eddie Money’s voice broadcasts working-class, however; moreover, in “Walk on Water’s” video, his band maintains the working-class image.
For me, “Walk on Water” is a great discovery, 31 years (OMG…that long ago????) after its release. But when you research the Money Man, you find treasure that ages well.
Google search: Eddie Money hits
YouTube: EddieMoneyVevo: Walk on Water
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