Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"Hot Girls in Love" by Loverboy

Song#:  1491
Date:  06/11/1983
Debut:  60
Peak:  11
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  With two successful multi-platinum albums under their belt, Loverboy set out to record their third. Keep It Up would be another hit for them reaching #7. It would eventually go double platinum thanks in part to this first single that just barely missed out on the Top 10. It would be their second #2 Rock hit ("Working for the Weekend" was their first).

ReduxReview:  I thought this was a dumb song. I liked Loverboy's previous singles, but this one was completely lost on me. I considered it insipid horny teenage boy fodder, which it was. And still is. Fortunately it's not as horrible as I remember. It's a solid rock song with a slight blues boogie that did its job in expanding Loverboy's fan base. However, I'd rather listen to their other hits.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was covered by the glam rock band The Cherry Bombz in 1985. The band was made up of members of the Finnish rock bank Hanoi Rocks and singer Anita Chellemah. Chellemah, previously known as Anita Mahaderlan, sang in the British new wave vocal group Toto Coelo (aka Total Coelo in the US). The group had a hit with the oddball tune "I Eat Cannibals" in 1983. The Cherry Bombz released several singles including a remake of this Loverboy song, but nothing caught on and the band broke up the following year. Hanoi Rocks were known in the US, but had not yet broke through on the charts. They issued five albums between 1982 and 1985 before breaking up after their drummer, Razzle, died in a car accident. Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil was driving the car that struck another vehicle. Razzle died at the scene while the two people in the other car suffered major injuries. Neil was charged vehicular manslaughter and DUI.


  1. I like most all of the Loverboy hits. Especially the keyboards. Billy Squier also had great keyboards. I get a kick out of the video of this song, particularly Matt Frenette playing drums with gas pump nozzles. Good sense of humor...

    1. Their keyboards were pretty awesome. I love that sound.