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Not the Boy Next Door

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Released  1983
Artist  Peter Allen
Producer  Richard Landis
Genre  Pop music
Length  39:57
Release date  1983
Label  Arista Records
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Not the Boy Next Door is a studio album released in 1983 by Australian singer and songwriter Peter Allen. This was his first release under Arista Records.


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.

The album peaked at number 36 on the Australian Kent Music Report and number 170 on the American Billboard 200.

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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.

Side A

  1. "Just Another Make-Out Song" (Peter Allen) – 4:10
  2. "Not the Boy Next Door" (Allen / Dean Pitchford) – 6:52
  3. "You'll Always Get Your Way" (Allen / Tom Keane) – 4:32
  4. "You and Me" (Allen / Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:14

Side B

  1. "Fade to Black" (Allen) – 3:53
  2. "Somebody's Got Your Love" (Dick St Nicklaus) – 3:34
  3. "You Haven't Heard the Last of Me" (Eric Kaz / Tom Snow) – 4:14
  4. "Easy on the Weekend" (Kaz / Snow) – 4:00
  5. "Once Before I Go" (Allen / Pitchford) – 4:22


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