Thursday, June 08, 2017

Songoftheday 6/8/17 - Pictures of you they're still on my mind, you had the smile that could light up the world...

"Fly To The Angels" - Slaughter
from the album Stick It To Ya (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #19 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day comes from the hair-metal band Slaughter, who had scored a top-40 pop hit off the bat with their raucous first single "Up All Night" in the summer of 1990. Their follow-up would be the power-ballad of their debut album, "Fly To The Angels". Written by lead singer and band namesake Mark Slaughter with bassist Dana Strum, the heavenly praise of a pretty girl became their highest-charting pop hit...


"Fly To The Angels" became Slaughter's second top-40 pop hit in October of 1990. The single also climbed to #15 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart (also their best showing in that format). Across the Atlantic, the song made it to #55 in the UK.

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Here's the band playing "Fly To The Angels" and album cut "Loaded Gun" in concert shot for TV in 1991...


...next up their appearance on the Arsenio Hall show...


and finally, from their MTV Unplugged stint...


Up tomorrow: A Hawaiian pop singer and his soulful friend are lacking just one thing.

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