King Cool

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King Cool
Studio album by Donnie Iris and the Cruisers
Released August 1981
Recorded Summer 1981 at Jeree Studios in New Brighton, PA
Genre Rock
Label MCA
Producer Mark Avsec
Donnie Iris and the Cruisers chronology
Back on the Streets
(1980)Back on the Streets1980
King Cool
The High and the Mighty
(1982)The High and the Mighty1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

King Cool is the second album by Donnie Iris, released in 1981.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Merilee" (Avsec, Iris)
  2. "The Promise" (Lee)
  3. "Pretender" (Avsec, Iris)
  4. "Love Is Like a Rock" (Avsec, Iris, Lee, McClain, Valentine)
  5. "That's the Way Love Ought to Be" (Avsec, Iris)
  6. "My Girl" (Avsec, Iris)
  7. "Broken Promises" (Avsec, Iris)
  8. "King Cool" (Avsec, Iris)
  9. "Color Me Blue" (Avsec, Iris)
  10. "The Last to Know" (Avsec, Iris)


Donnie Iris and the Cruisers[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Kenny Blake - saxophone


  • Executive Producer: Carl Maduri
  • Producer: Mark Avsec
  • Engineer: Jerry Reed

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1981 The Billboard 200 84

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Sweet Merilee" Billboard Hot 100 80
1981 "Sweet Merilee" Mainstream Rock Tracks 31
1982 "Love Is Like a Rock" Billboard Hot 100 37
1982 "Love Is Like a Rock" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
1982 "My Girl" Billboard Hot 100 25