CND Song(s) 26 Loverboy and Streetheart

Loverboy - Turn Me Loose, 1981 (Calgary, Alberta)

'I'm here to please, I'm even on my knees, making love to whoever I please...' Okay, I was going to wait to unleash Loverboy until we were closer to the top ten, seeing as they were one of Canada's international 80s success stories. Then I watched this video again and...who could wait?? The headband! The leather pants! The sobbing faces! The drummer! The vertiginous and thrilling glimpses of Mike Reno's hairy belly-button! It would be a crime to keep this to myself. I remember even as a kid I thought the rhymes here were lazy (please and please are rhymed, as are way and way) and I think I've finally found a worse lyricist than Jon Bon Jovi ('I was born to run, I was born to dream - the craziest boy you ever seen...'), but still. Some dark, primal part of me really, really wants to grab a microphone and yodel this in some nameless, smoky karaoke joint. There's just something irresistable about Loverboy. 

...and Streetheart - One More Time, 1982 (Regina, Saskatchewan)

Bonus song today! I realised I'm going to run out of room on this countdown faster than I'd thought, and didn't feel right about leaving out Streetheart. This song appeared on one of my K-Tel collections (Chart Action?) and I used to play it at the age of twelve or so, feeling tough but wondering what the singer meant by 'I tried to score with the Sally next door'. I didn't think they were playing hockey, but... 

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