Never Surrender was released on June 8, 1985, with Water from the Moon as the B side. It was a single from Hart’s second album, Boy in the Box. Continue reading
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler was released in the United States on May 31, 1983, with Straight from the Heart as the B side. It was a single from Tyler’s fifth studio album, Faster Than the Speed of Night. Continue reading
Heaven by Bryan Adams was released on April 9, 1985, with a live version of the song as the B side. The song originally appeared on the 1983 soundtrack for the movie A Night in Heaven, but was not released as a single at that time. It was later released as a single from Adams’ fourth studio album, Reckless. Continue reading
Against All Odds by Phil Collins was released in the United Kingdom on March 26, 1984, with Making a Big Mistake by Mike Rutherford as the B side. For the U.S. release, The Search (Main Title Theme from Against All Odds) served as the B side. All songs appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Against All Odds. Continue reading
I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner
was released November 13, 1984, with Street Thunder (Marathon Theme) as the B side. It was the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album Agent Provocateur.
The song, which featured backing vocals from the New Jersey Mass Choir and keyboard work by Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey, was a worldwide success. It reached No. 1 in several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
I Want to Know What Love Is was written by Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. Check out this 2013 interview with Classic Rock magazine where he talks about the making of the song:
“I always worked late at night, when everybody left and the phone stopped ringing. ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ came up at three in the morning sometime in 1984. I don’t know where it came from. I consider it a gift that was sent through me. I think there was something bigger than me behind it. I’d say it was probably written entirely by a higher force.”