Not the Boy Next Door
|Not the Boy Next Door|
|Studio album by Peter Allen|
|Genre||Pop, stage and screen|
|Peter Allen chronology|
The album produced four singles: "Not the Boy Next Door", "You Haven't Heard the Last of Me", "Once Before I Go" and "You and Me (We Wanted It All)". All four experienced moderate success on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1981, Allen had enjoyed his first US charting single with "Fly Away". The same year, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)", which he co-wrote, topped the charts and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. In 1982, Allen's first greatest hits album was released, ending his contract with A&M Records. Allen signed to Arista Records, home of similar artist, Barry Manilow, in hope of record company support he needed to pursue his career.
William Ruhlmann from AllMusic gave the album 2.5 out of 5, saying; "The nine songs on Not the Boy Next Door seemed to have been carefully fashioned to fit into current radio formats, but perhaps they had been tailored too well", adding the songs echoed the early '80s dance-pop and pop/rock that never quite worked.
- "Just Another Make-Out Song" (Peter Allen) – 4:10
- "Not the Boy Next Door" (Allen / Dean Pitchford) – 6:52
- "You'll Always Get Your Way" (Allen / Tom Keane) – 4:32
- "You and Me" (Allen / Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:14
- "Fade to Black" (Allen) – 3:53
- "Somebody's Got Your Love" (Dick St Nicklaus) – 3:34
- "You Haven't Heard the Last of Me" (Eric Kaz / Tom Snow) – 4:14
- "Easy on the Weekend" (Kaz / Snow) – 4:00
- "Once Before I Go" (Allen / Pitchford) – 4:22
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- Peter Allen- Not the Boy Next Door @ Discogs Accessed 9-9-2015.