Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) @STYXtheBand

August 29, 2017
Editor In Chief

Paradise Theatre is the tenth album by the rock band Styx, released in January 1981 (see 1981 in music).

A concept album, the album is a fictional account of Chicago’s Paradise Theatre from its opening to closing (and eventual abandonment), used as a metaphor for America’s changing times from the late 1970s into the 1980s. (Dennis DeYoung confirmed this in an episode of In the Studio with Redbeard which devoted an entire episode to the making of the album.)

Four singles from the album charted. “The Best of Times”, written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Too Much Time on My Hands”, written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw’s only top 10 hit for Styx. “Nothing Ever Goes as Planned”, written by DeYoung, went to #54 on the US Pop Chart. “Rockin’ the Paradise” — written by DeYoung, Shaw and James Young — went to #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.

Paradise Theatre became Styx’s only US #1 album. It was the band’s fourth consecutive triple-platinum album, and (as of 2016) the last multi-platinum album by the band.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Styx Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @STYXtheBand

July 23, 2014
Editor In Chief

styx2Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of prog-rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.

Styx is best known for the hit songs “Lady” (#6, 1973), “Come Sail Away” (#8, 1977), “Babe” (#1, 1979), “The Best of Times” (#3, 1981), “Too Much Time on My Hands” (#9, 1981) and “Mr. Roboto” (#3, 1983). Other hits include “Show Me the Way” (#3, 1990), “Don’t Let It End” (#6, 1983), “Renegade” (#16, 1978) and “Boat on the River”, a big hit in much of Europe. The band has four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as sixteen top 40 singles in the US. – Wikipedia

1 The Best of Times
2 Babe
3 Mr. Roboto
4 Don’t Let It End
5 Lady
6 Too Much Time on My Hands
7 Show Me the Way
8 Love at First Sight
9 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
10 Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
11 Come Sail Away
12 Love Is the Ritual
13 Lorelei
14 Why Me
15 Mademoiselle
16 Nothing Ever Goes as Planned
17 Boat on the River
18 Rockin’ the Paradise
19 Renegade
20 Borrowed Time
21 Snowblind
22 Paradise
23 Lights
24 Waiting for Our Time
25 Music Time
26 Sing for the Day
27 High Time
28 Best Thing
29 On My Way
30 You Need Love
31 Crystal Ball
32 First Time
33 Everything Is Cool
34 I Am the Walrus
35 Locomotive Breath
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