Foreigner an Anglo-American group formed in 1976 by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Lou Gramm. One of the best-selling groups of the 80s with over 80 million records sold worldwide. Of which 37 million in the United States alone.
Their eponymous debut album was released in 1977 and for a first try, it was a masterstroke. It will sell no less than 4 million copies across the Atlantic. In particular thanks to the flagship title “Feels like the firts time”.
They did it again a year later in 1978 with the album "Double Vision" which produced two notorious hits, "Hot Blooded" and "Double Vision".
Followed in 1979 by the album "Head games", new success and new hit with "Dirty white boy".
The event album "4" came in 1981, an album that produced two mega hits that are "Urgent" and the sumptuous "Waiting for a girl like you". It's a planetary tidal wave. The notoriety of the group literally explodes.
But the real consecration came 3 years later in 1984 with the album "Agent provocateur", the band's flagship album which was to be ranked No.1 almost everywhere in the world. Triumph ensured by the magnificent and grandiose "I want to know what love is", single which will also finish N°1 wherever it is classified.
Another single "That was yesterday" will also be taken from the album and will be a significant success.
New album "Inside information" in 1987 which will meet a more modest success, but of scale, and which will produce mainly the two hits "Say you will" and "I don’t want to live without you".
The following years will see the various members devote themselves more and more to their solo careers. Inexorably precipitating the gradual fall of this mythical group which will leave in the history of the gems that will last long after the disappearance of their creators.
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Discography (among others ...) :
Feels like the first time 1977
Cold as ice 1977
Hot blooded 1978
Double vision 1978
Head games 1979
Juke box hero 1981
Waiting for a girl like you 1981
Break it up 1982
I want to know what love is 1984
That was yesterday 1985
Say you will 1987
I don’t want to love without you 1988
Heart turns to stone 1988
Can’t wait 1988
I’ll fight for you 1991
With heaven in our side 1992
Until the end of time 1995
1977 ... 100 % rock beginnings. Right from the start, the basics are already there. And certain talent !
1977 ... a talent that is vividly confirmed on this track. The best is yet to come, that's obvious !
1978 ... another 1000 % rock song, quite in tune with the times. And yet, it is not in this area that they will accomplish feats ...
1978 ... in the same vein. We are currently running Hard in this year 1978. A year which is particularly successful for them and which allows them to record their best sales scores since the beginning
1979 ... a year 1979 a little notch below. On the other hand, the sound evolves, it's obvious. And more and more resembles the sound that will allow them to write the legend ...
1981 ... a passage to the 80s which is done in 2 stages. First, a year 1980 that was not very inspired and which did not produce much. Then, suddenly, comes this AMAZING title. A title which will remain as one of the biggest dance hits of the decade and which literally explodes their notoriety
1981 ... a year 1981 which continues on the hats of wheel with this new planetary top hit. But that's nothing compared to the title that will follow ...
1981 ... their first WONDER. They sign here one of the most beautiful Ultimate Slows of the decade and of the twentieth century period. A sumptuous title which demonstrates a decidedly extraordinary talent ...
1982 ... small air gap in 1982 with some minor hits. Difficult to compete with such an exceptional previous year ...
1984 ... then nothing at all in 1983. But it is to rebound better the following year. And what a twist ! They deliver here their 2nd WONDER, a new incredible title and which will remain, like the previous one, among the most successful of the decade and the XXth century. MA-GNI-FI-CENT !
1985 ... we jump directly to the following year, the year 1984 having produced only one title but which title in the end. This title of 1985, too, will find favor with the public, taking advantage of the suction effect caused by the previous gem
1987 ... we skip a year again, 1986 remaining a year 'without' for the group. We find them in great shape the following year thanks to this unique title. Unique title but big success !
1988 ... 10 years after their debut, the group continues on its way and regularly sign big hits. Nothing seems to be able to stop them ...
1988 ... a beautiful year 1988 which will not go down as the best year of the group but which sees them string together hits after hits
1988 ... another nice foray into the Intimist. A title which once again proves the immense talent they have in this field. Among other things ...
1991 ... a smooth decade change. A decade of the 90s which will unfortunately in no way be comparable to the decade of the 80s ...
1992 ... the group still records some hits but which have nothing to do in terms of success with those of the previous decade. The style, like the sound, has changed and the public is confused ...
1995 ... the last notorious hit. A magnificent adventure which ends slowly but surely. Adventure that saw the group delivered 3 legendary titles, just that !
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