Sunday, March 15, 2015

"Everybody Wants You" by Billy Squier

Song#:  1197
Date:  10/02/1982
Debut:  84
Peak:  32
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The title-track first single from Squier's LP "Emotions in Motion" came close to killing the album thanks to its lowly #68 pop peak (#20 Mainstream Rock). It was not a good start. Luckily, this second single slayed the rock radio airwaves and hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart while reaching the pop Top 40. It's success helped the album reach #5 and become a double-platinum seller.

ReduxReview:  I'm still in shock that this wasn't the first single. I think if it was, it probably would have been a bigger hit. For me, it is second only to "The Stroke" as Squier's best song. It charges, it rocks, it halts, it whips, it has a one-note organ riff - I mean, c'mon. It just works.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  Squier was going to need an image for the cover of "Emotions in Motion." He was looking for something more than just a photo of him and a guitar. So he called up Andy Warhol, who had been to one of Squier's concerts, and ask if he would create something. Warhol said okay and simply asked what colors Squier didn't like. Warhol then took some photos of Squier and then came up with the graphics that appear on the album's cover.


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