Sunday, February 26, 2017

Songoftheday 2/26/17 - Had enough of my yesterdays can't go back to mistakes that I made, had enough of my downside the hard life we've been through...

"True Blue Love" - Lou Gramm
from the album Long Hard Look (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #40 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 1

Today's song of the day comes from rock singer Lou Gramm, who had scored his second top-10 pop hit after leaving the arena rock band Foreigner with "Just Between You And Me" in the winter of 1990. The second single from his sophomore album was the midtempo rock ballad "True Blue Love", written by Gramm with producer Peter Wolf...

"True Blue Love" became Lou's third and so-far last solo top-40 pop hit in March of 1990. The song also climbed to #23 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart.

In 1992, Gramm reunited with Foreigner for a couple of new tracks on a hits package, one of which, "Soul Doctor", went to #5 on the Mainstream Rock list. He continued with them for a decade, including one studio album that produced a top-10 Adult Contemporary radio hit with "Until The End Of Time" (#8, AC). After leaving again, he formed a band with his biological brothers and toured with his music with Foreigner as well as an increasing devotion to Christian music.

Up tomorrow: British new-wave troubadour heads for the penthouse.

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