Friday, October 7, 2011

Loverboy - "The Kid is Hot Tonite"

The Kid Is Hot Tonite - Loverboy

(Debuted June 20, 1981, Peaked #55, 7 Weeks on the Chart)

As the very first song on their debut LP, "The Kid is Hot Tonite" was something of an introduction to the Canadian band Loverboy. Interestingly, Columbia refused to release the album in the U.S. in 1980 despite its solid production from Bruce Fairbairn, who had also run the studio for Prism's albums. But when it sold well in Canada, they relented and unleashed it on the American public in 1981.

The band's second American chart single after "Turn Me Loose," it failed to get into the Top 40. However, by the end of 1981 the group was back with "Working For the Weekend" and that was the song that propelled them into Arena Rock fandom for good.

The performance in the YouTube video was taken from an American Bandstand show, with a terrible audio tracking job. And yes, frontman Mike Reno is wearing his signature headband.

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