Today’- Han’s Worst Hits of the 70’s visits- “Sometimes When We Touch”- by Dan Hill. Sometimes When We Touch reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. It was written by Dan Hill- lyrics and the music by Barry Mann a very accomplished writer with 98 hits in the US to his credit [most with his wife Cynthia Weil} Hill just over does it with the overblown emotion he puts into this rather wimpy sensitive song. The main problem I have is not necessarily the lyrics- let’s face it there are a lot of hits out there that lyrically are awful but the recording of the song gives it a pass at the least from being thought of as terrible but Hill’s singing on this comes across as way over the top. He ruins his own song. In looking over Hill’s career he had one other hit- a duet with Vonda Shepard in 1987 that went to #6 called Can’t We Try.