Almost a year ago, and now it's done. Thanks for all the nice comments and attentions. Everything was a lot of fun for me, maybe one day I create a top 5000, or one hundred thousand ... . But I rather think not .... . Here's my number 1!
01. Foreigner - Urgent
US #4 UK #54 Germany #12
"Urgent" is a song by the Anglo-American rock band Foreigner, and the first single from their hit album 4 in 1981.
The song entered the U.S. pop charts the week ending July 4, 1981, and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that spot for the entire month of September. "Urgent" hit #1 on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart, a position it held for four weeks.
"Urgent" was the most successful single from the 4 album on album-oriented rock radio, though it was outsold by the album's next single, "Waiting for a Girl Like You", which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1981 and remained at that spot through the end of the following January, for a total of ten weeks, being certified Gold. 4 went Gold and Platinum during the chart run of the "Urgent" single. The album has since been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, for selling over six million copies in the U.S. alone.
The song was Foreigner's second-best-selling single (after "I Want to Know What Love Is") in both Canada and Sweden, reaching #1 in Canada in September 1981 and #20 in Sweden in March 1982. In Australia, "Urgent" peaked at #24 in August 1981. In the UK, the song reached only #54 upon its first release in 1981. In 1982, after "Waiting for a Girl Like You" went Top Ten there, "Urgent" was re-released, this time reaching only slightly higher, peaking at #45.
Urgent is my all-over song, I heard it for who knows how many times. It all started in the dance school at age 16, there was the song played every Saturday at a dance party up and down. It's a fantastic song with a really hot sax solo, a real strong Mick Jones on guitar and Lou Gramm of the soul sings out of the body. It is a syncopated, soulful rock song which is simply unique. Urgent is the song that brought me from the already pronounced hard side (AC / DC, Kiss, Iron Maiden, etc.) to the slightly softer side (Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, of course). But all in all, I've never written a solid genre firmly. I always liked everything that sounded good. Pop or rock, that did not matter. The time now is rock music sound better, but that is beyond question or? But someone asks me about my favorite song, I always respond with Urgent by Foreigner, the song made ??me dance to the rock for .... .
You're not shy you get around
you wanna fly don't want your feet on the ground
you stay up you won't come down
you wanna live you wanna move to the sound
Got fire in your veins
burning hot but you don't feel the pain
your desire is insane
you can't stop until you do it again
But sometimes I wonder as I look in your eyes
maybe you're thinking of some other guy
but I know yes I know how to treat you right
that's why you call me in the middle of the night
You say it's urgent so urgent so urgent you just wait and see
how urgent our love can be it's urgent
You play tricks on my mind
you're everything but you're so hard to find
you're not warm you're sentimental
you're so extreme you can be so temperamental
But I'm not looking for a love that'll last
I know what I need and I need it fast
yea there's one thing in common that we both share
that's our need for each other anytime anywhere
It gets urgent so urgent you know it's urgent
I wanna tell you it's the same for me ooh ooh
so urgent you just wait and see
how urgent our love can be it's urgent
You say it's urgent make it fast make it urgent
do it quick do it urgent gotta run make it urgent
want it quickly urgent urgent emergency
urgent urgent emergency urgent urgent emergency
urgent urgent emergency so urgent emergency