80's Rock Indulgance: Bryan Adams

I know, I know, this will make me super popular with all you musical purists, frankly I don’t care. There’s some music that’s just good cuz it’s good – Bryan Adams is that kind of music, plus he’s Canadian, which is always a plus.

This post it dedicated to my wife, who is just a little too young to really appreciate Bryan Adams, but there’s a little bit of us in each of these songs. Jen I love ya, and we’re not gonna stop this thing we’ve started!

The hits speak for themselves, they just keep coming…

You can’t tell me that when this song comes on you don’t think about your special someone, my wife in this case:

Here’s a live version from Slain Castle (Yes, Karl, the same place U2 did their live DVD) it’s really a great version:

And you can’t tell me that this ranks #2 next to Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin‘” as the ‘sing at the top of your lungs’ radio song:

You gotta give it up for this one that goes along with the tight pants & mulleted Kevin Costner:

Turn this one up loud. Straight ahead rock.

Rockin’ with Tina Turner (this song was on some kind of collaberation album I had on cassette tape as a teen)

80’s rock video at its very best

Straight from the Heart – another love song (this one’s good medicine after a good fight)

Brian, Sting, & Rod

And the hits just keep coming! Cuts like a Knife circa 1983:

Another good sing along for you and your mate!

Did I mention that some have said I resemble Brian Adams? Not sure if they’re talking about looks or vocals… Here’s something else I like about him:

In his acceptance speech for his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2006 Juno Awards, he named his long-time guitarist Keith Scott as his best friend. The two have been playing together for over 25 years.

Are you a Bryan Adams fan?

9 thoughts on “80's Rock Indulgance: Bryan Adams

  1. Jay Sellers

    I’m a fan of Bryan mostly because of Keith. I really appreciate guitarists that play for the song and don’t try so hard to be a hero.

  2. jen

    wow how sweet. but we never fight so we don’t need it as a make up song. ha. as far as look alike…… I think I its the hair!

  3. dan scott

    Have to say, that yes my wife and I do love ourselves a little Bryan Adams every so often. We even got the double-disk greatest hits that came out recently… We laughed at ourselves, but sang every track by heart when we play it!

  4. heather

    Oh my gosh! I love Bryan adams…I went straight back to 1985 to a roller skate rink waiting for a special someone to couple skate with!!!!!
    Love all those songs

  5. Jeff T.

    I’m a HUGE B.A. fan! You didn’t mention his excellent “unplugged” album, though. The version of “Back to You” that’s on there is killer. Random fact, my mother and father in law were in the same high school class as Bryan Adams – I’ve seen the year book and everything (‘dude was flat-out ugly)!

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  6. James McLean

    love brian adams! that was back when rockers could actually sing! that “Heaven” live video was awesome. also, have great memories of the trio of them singing “All For Love”. I also miss “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman”, that was him right? not Rod?

    Alex, you have mostly been told that you like Seth Green. 🙂 what do you guys think?

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  7. alex

    The “Really Ever Loved a Woman” just doesn’t do it for me, that’s why it wasn’t included in my list. But I do agree that this was the era of great ROCK Singers…!

    And occasionally I do double work for Seth Green.

  8. Ramona Nuffer

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!

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