Friday, September 28, 2012

"Women" by Foreigner

Song#:  0054
Date:  02/16/1980
Debut:  77
Peak:  41
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Rock, Arena Rock

Pop Bits:  Foreigner was successful from the get-go as their debut album spawned two Top 10 hits, as did their follow-up album "Double Vision." For their third album, "Head Games," they put forth a more straight-ahead gritty rock sound and the first single "Dirty White Boy" set the tone. It went to #12, but the set is more known for the title track, which surprisingly only made it to #14. A third single failed to click, but this fourth single was able to make it on the chart and peaked just shy of the Top 40. Although a hit album, "Head Games" was a slight decline for the band. That would soon be addressed with their first album of the 80s.

ReduxReview:  I like a lot of Foreigner's hits, but I've never fully connected with their albums. The only song I really like off of "Head Games" is the title track. "Women" is a rock n' rave-up that lacks some of the dirtiness that perhaps a hot Southern rock band could inject. For me, it just doesn't fit the band and sounds a little awkward.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  The band name came from co-founder Mick Jones. Since the sextet had three members from the UK and three from the US, he said that no matter what country they were in, half the band were always going to be foreigners.



  1. I kind of dig Foreigner, but this song is pretty much butt.

  2. Agreed - it is one butt-ugly Foreigner.

  3. 2/10 for me, love Foreigner but this was definitely a poor effort, I wish "Love On The Telephone" or "Rev On The Red Line" was released as a single instead of this song.

    1. Either one probably would have been better than this stinker.

  4. Chart Run: 77 - 67 - 57 - 50 - 45 - 41 - 41 - 65 - 100