CND Song 16 Corey Hart

Corey Hart - Never Surrender, 1985 (Montreal, Quebec)

'So if you're lost and on your own, you can never surrender!' Corey Hart, with one of the biggest Canadian songs of 1985 - it even cracked the U.S. Top 40 and ended up at number three. If I did a word association game with the name 'Corey Hart' I'd probably come out with something like 'sunglasses', 'hair gel', or 'pout', but what I tend to forget is that he's actually a very good singer. (And freakin' gorgeous, which always helps.) Of course there's a chance that this is lip-synched, like most TV performances in the 80s, but I really don't want to believe that of Corey. I remember seeing him in concert at the Halifax Metro Centre back when I was fourteen. He closed with 'Never Surrender' and did the same air-punching thing that you see in this performance. We all saluted him right back, singing along passionately. Yes, Corey, we will never surrender, we resolved, as we walked to our parents' cars in the late springtime light, wearing our finest white-on-flourescent gear, getting ready for the long drive home. Never, never.

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