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Urgent ! Looking for very special girl ...




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 in the USA. 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.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Feels like the first time 1977

  • Cold as ice 1977

  • Long, long way from home 1977

  • Hot blooded 1978

  • Double vision 1978

  • Blue morning, blue day 1978

  • Dirty white boy 1979

  • Head games 1979

  • Love on the telephone 1980

  • Women 1980

  • I'll get even with you 1980

  • Urgent 1981

  • Night life 1981

  • Juke box hero 1981

  • Waiting for a girl like you 1981

  • Break it up 1982

  • Luanne 1982

  • I want to know what love is 1984

  • That was yesterday 1985

  • Tooth and nail 1985

  • Reaction to action 1985

  • Down on love 1985

  • Growing up the hard way 1985

  • Say you will 1987

  • I don’t want to love without you 1988

  • Heart turns to stone 1988

  • Can’t wait 1988

  • Lowdown and dirty 1991

  • I’ll fight for you 1991

  • With heaven in our side 1992

  • Soul doctor 1993

  • White lie 1994

  • Until the end of time 1995

  • Rain 1995

  • All I need to know 1995

  • Under the gun 1995

  • Can't slow down 2009

  • In pieces 2009

  • When it comes to love 2009

  • The flame stills burn 2011


 

Clips :


1977...the 100 % rock debut. From the start, the basics are already there and the talent is certain ! We therefore imagine that this group is likely to produce beautiful things in the future...



1977... a talent which is confirmed in a brilliant way on this piece. The best is yet to come, that's for sure ! We just have to wait...



1977...three titles released during this year 1977 and three classified titles ! The band couldn't have dreamed of a better start, that's for sure...



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...



1978... the group now unrolls with an ease that is obvious to say the least and strings together hits like others thread pearls. Impressive...



1979...the group begins its 3rd year of existence with already a more than substantial prize list. From the start we knew that this group was going to do great things for us...



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 ...



1980...a passage to the following decade which rhymes with strong deceleration in the Charts. Slight air hole or underlying trend, the future will tell us...



1980 ... no title released during this year 1980 will mark the spirits. The group will therefore have to ask the right questions and quickly...



1980...no improvement to be expected with this title. But it could be that the title to follow proves, to say the least, that we were damn right to continue to believe in them...



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. MAS-TER-FUL !



1981... impossible for this title to compete with the previous one as the bar was set high. He will therefore have to be content to pick up the few crumbs left by his predecessor...



1981...a year 1981 which continues all the same 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 ...



1982...but nothing to worry about at this stage. Because given what is on the horizon, the group has no reason to worry about its position as planetary leader...



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...



1985... all that will follow during this year 1985 will pass somewhat unnoticed unfortunately. It must be said that given the number of titles released, it would be incredible if they all finished No. 1 in the Charts...



1985...afterwards a good number of bands would largely be satisfied with the classification encountered by each title. That's it as they say...



1985...a plethoric year in terms of titles. It was therefore necessary to suspect that there would be winners and losers in the case...



1985...there will have been so many titles released that year that some will even go 'through'. Including this one who will experience the least favorable fate of all...



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...they begin here their 3rd decade of career with the obvious desire not to let go. They will continue the adventure as far as they can, it is clear...



1991...a change of decade which is also taking place smoothly. A decade of the 90s which will unfortunately be in no way 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 ...



1993...more and more single title years, which is not necessarily a sign of good health, at least on the inspiration side. But they're still there anyway...



1994...the year 1994 will also be mono-title. We are not going to lie to each other, the best years are now behind them but they continue to believe in it anyway. Rightly or wrongly, that's something else...



1995 ... the last notorious hit. A magnificent adventure which ends slowly but surely. Adventure that saw the group delivered 3 legendary titles, just that !



1995...an adventure that ends on the planetary hits side but certainly not on the title production side. The group still has things to offer and especially to sing...



1995...it's clearly more of a last stand than anything else but as long as they're having fun doing what they're doing, there's no reason for them to throw in the towel prematurely...



1995...the last title of the decade. A decade of the 90s which will have seen them disappear slowly but surely without seeing them disappear definitively...



2009...we'll have to wait 14 years before seeing them reappear, but at least they're here again. To the delight of the basic fans necessarily...



2009...they are there again and in a form that we would qualify as obvious. They deliver here a title with a certain interest and prove that everything is possible concerning them...



2009...now remains to be seen if this return will be the only one or if they intend to settle in the long term. The future will tell us...



2011...they are certainly coming back, but to better leave behind. We will therefore have to be satisfied with what they now offer and above all at what speed they do it...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreigner_(band)

Official Website :

https://www.foreigneronline.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/2310

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/c/ForeigneronlineOfficial/featured


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