Monday, June 13, 2011

John Paar - "Naughty Naughty"

Naughty Naughty - John Parr

(Debuted December 15, 1984, Peaked #23, 19 Weeks on the Chart)

Before hitting #1 with the theme song from St. Elmo's Fire, John Parr was touring in support of his self-titled LP. He had three singles from that album reach the Hot 100, with "Naughty Naughty" making the Top 40 in the spring of '85. The guitar-fueled rock song was a nice break from the formulaic nature of Arena rock and a welcome change from the synthesizers found in so many songs of the era. It would also hit #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart.

After the breakout success he enjoyed in 1985, Parr moved to other interests: soundtracks, producing and acting. He left the music business for over a decade beginning in the 1990s. He hasn't had any American hit singles since 1986, but still continues to record and tour today.

Despite the U.S. flag art on his guitar in the video below, John Parr is an Englishman.

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