#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “U” is for “Urgent”

I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.

Released in June 1981, “Urgent” is the first single from Foreigner’s album 4. A mix of rock and soul, it has lead singer’s Lou Gramm’s distinctive vocals. Featured also are Thomas Dolby’s synthesizer and Junior Walker’s saxophone. Here it is:

8 thoughts on “#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “U” is for “Urgent”

  1. Seeing Foreigner made me laugh out loud. Their music is a huge soundtrack for the time period for me, and I’m actually a bit scarred by ‘Cold as Ice’ and ‘Hot Blooded’ since they played at least once a day all year on our school bus’ music system. That’s was a couple years before 1980, but… Too much of a good thing! 😀

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