from the album Long Hard Look (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #6 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 14
Today's song of the day comes from rock singer Lou Gramm, whose first album apart from arena-rock giants Foreigner, Ready or Not, delivered him a top-10 pop hit with "Midnight Blue" in the spring of 1987. (He also scored a second top-10 rock radio hit with the title track.) After the band's next album later that year, Gramm properly left them to concentrate on his solo work. His second solo set emerged in 1989, with the mainstream rock nugget "Just Between You And Me" as the first single. Written by Lou with "song doctor" Holly Knight, it was an anthemic chunk of adult-pop lyrics set to a beat loud enough for the car but polished enough for the "softie" stations...
"Just Between You And Me" became Gramm's second solo top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in January of 1990. The song also climbed to #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, the same rank it peaked on its Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") list.
Up tomorrow: Metal sharks head to the heavens.