Tag: Loverboy

Thursday 10/6/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Loverboy – Keep It Up (1983)

Keep it Up was the third album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy June 30,1983. With new hit tracks like “Hot Girls in Love”, the album became an instant hit, and reached #7 on the US Billboard 200 charts, as did the previous album released by the band.

  1. “Hot Girls in Love” 3:59
  2. “Strike Zone” 6:01
  3. “It’s Never Easy” 4:07
  4. “Chance of a Lifetime” 3:55
  5. “Queen of the Broken Hearts” 3:53
  6. “Prime of Your Life” 4:50
  7. “Passion Pit” 4:25
  8. “One-Sided Love Affair” 3:46
  9. “Meltdown” 3:31

Mike Reno – lead vocals
Paul Dean – guitar, backing vocals, producer
Doug Johnson – keyboards
Scott Smith – bass
Matt Frenette – drums
Nancy Nash – backing vocals on “It’s Never Easy”

Wednesday 9/21/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Loverboy (1980)

Loverboy is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Loverboy. It was released in August 1980.

  1. “The Kid Is Hot Tonite” 4:24
  2. “Turn Me Loose” 5:25
  3. “Always On My Mind” 3:31
  4. “Lady of the 80’s” 5:05
  5. “Little Girl” 3:55
  6. “Prissy Prissy” 4:21
  7. “Teenage Overdose” 4:14
  8. “D.O.A.” 3:38
  9. “It Doesn’t Matter” 4:56

Mike Reno – lead vocals
Paul Dean – guitar, backing vocals
Doug Johnson – keyboards
Scott Smith – bass
Matt Frenette – drums
Wayne Kozak – saxophone
Nancy Nash – backing vocals on “Turn Me Loose” and “Always On My Mind”

Monday 6/6/22 9am ET: Feature LP: Loverboy – Get Lucky (1981)

Get Lucky is the second album released by the hard rock band Loverboy October 7, 1981. The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart, remaining on the chart for over two years, and has sold over 4 million copies in the United States. It featured the singles “Working for the Weekend”, “When It’s Over”, “Lucky Ones”, and “Take Me to the Top”.

According to Scott Smith’s notes on the Greatest Hits album Big Ones, the song “Take Me to the Top” is actually the demo version “complete with out of tune bass” because the band couldn’t quite capture the sound in the studio.

The album was re-released as a digitally remastered CD in July 2006 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its original release. The remastered album featured four bonus tracks, all of which are previously unreleased demos.

1. “Working for the Weekend” 3:41
2. “When It’s Over” 5:08
3. “Jump” 3:41
4. “Gangs in the Street” 4:35
5. “Emotional” 4:55
6. “Lucky Ones” 3:51
7. “It’s Your Life” 4:05
8. “Watch Out” 4:02
9. “Take Me to the Top” 6:13

Mike Reno – lead vocals
Paul Dean – guitar, backing vocals
Doug Johnson – keyboards
Scott Smith – bass
Matt Frenette – drums

Monday 4/26/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Loverboy – Keep It Up (1983)

Keep it Up was the third album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy June 30,1983. With new hit tracks like “Hot Girls in Love”, the album became an instant hit, and reached #7 on the US Billboard 200 charts, as did the previous album released by the band.

  1. “Hot Girls in Love” 3:59
  2. “Strike Zone” 6:01
  3. “It’s Never Easy” 4:07
  4. “Chance of a Lifetime” 3:55
  5. “Queen of the Broken Hearts” 3:53
  6. “Prime of Your Life” 4:50
  7. “Passion Pit” 4:25
  8. “One-Sided Love Affair” 3:46
  9. “Meltdown” 3:31

Mike Reno – lead vocals
Paul Dean – guitar, backing vocals, producer
Doug Johnson – keyboards
Scott Smith – bass
Matt Frenette – drums
Nancy Nash – backing vocals on “It’s Never Easy”

Saturday 1/2/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Loverboy – Get Lucky (1981)

Get Lucky is the second album released by the hard rock band Loverboy October 7, 1981. The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart, remaining on the chart for over two years, and has sold over 4 million copies in the United States. It featured the singles “Working for the Weekend”, “When It’s Over”, “Lucky Ones”, and “Take Me to the Top”.

According to Scott Smith’s notes on the Greatest Hits album Big Ones, the song “Take Me to the Top” is actually the demo version “complete with out of tune bass” because the band couldn’t quite capture the sound in the studio.

The album was re-released as a digitally remastered CD in July 2006 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its original release. The remastered album featured four bonus tracks, all of which are previously unreleased demos.

1. “Working for the Weekend” 3:41
2. “When It’s Over” 5:08
3. “Jump” 3:41
4. “Gangs in the Street” 4:35
5. “Emotional” 4:55
6. “Lucky Ones” 3:51
7. “It’s Your Life” 4:05
8. “Watch Out” 4:02
9. “Take Me to the Top” 6:13

Mike Reno – lead vocals
Paul Dean – guitar, backing vocals
Doug Johnson – keyboards
Scott Smith – bass
Matt Frenette – drums

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Loverboy

Loverboy is a Canadian rock band formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Loverboy’s hit singles, particularly “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend”, have become arena rock staples and are still heard on many classic rock and classic hits radio stations across Canada and the United States. The band is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

After being rejected by many American record labels, they signed with Columbia/CBS Records Canada and began recording their first album on March 20, 1980. Loverboy’s founding members were lead singer Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, keyboardist Doug Johnson, bassist Scott Smith, and drummer Matt Frenette. Throughout the 1980s, Loverboy accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, earning four multi-platinum albums and selling millions of records. Except for a brief breakup from 1988–1991, the band has continued to perform live shows regularly.