Saturday, September 22, 2018

"Dangerous" by Loverboy

Song#:  2535
Date:  11/16/1985
Debut:  86
Peak:  65
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  After several attempts and one very close call, Loverboy finally got into the US Pop Top 10 with the title track from their album Loving Every Minute of It (#9). That #3 Rock track should have helped out this follow-up single, but it didn't. The song stalled at #23 on the Rock chart while only making it a third of the way up the Pop chart. It was a disappointment following a significant achievement for the band, but they would get back on track with the LP's third single.

ReduxReview:  This is a solid track from the band and from the Adams/Vallance team (see below), but it just didn't have that same hookiness as their previous hit. I find the start/stop arrangement of the chorus interesting and Mike Reno does his best to sell the tune, yet it is just shy of being memorable and single-worthy. It was a good addition to the album though.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. It was another charting song for the pair who were having quite a run with Adams' singles and songs they pumped out for other artists. This track was originally called "Reckless" and was recorded by Adams. Although his version failed to make the final cut of tracks that made up his fourth album, he ended up using the song's title for the name of the album. The song was then pushed over to Loverboy for their album. Adams' original recording of "Reckless" later became available as a bonus track on the 30th anniversary edition of his Reckless album.


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