from the album Bad English (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #5 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11
Today's song of the day comes from the hard rock "supergroup" Bad English, who had members of Journey and the Babys on board. With lead singer John Waite, the band's eponymous debut disc spun off first a big rock radio hit with "Forget Me Not" before hitting #1 on the American pop chart with "When I See You Smile" in the fall of 1989. Their third single from the disc would be another "power-ballad" like "When...". "The Price Of Love", written by Waite with member Jonathan Cain (of Journey), followed that chart-topper's template...
"The Price Of Love" became Bad English's second (and last) top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in March of 1990. The song also climbed to #30 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, while it made it to #38 on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") list. Internationally, the song almost reached the top-40 in Australia, stopping at #44, while it popped on to the British chart for a couple weeks at #80.
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Here's the band performing on the Arsenio Hall show...
Up tomorrow: Pipsqueak R&B singer powers through the truth.