BRYAN ADAMS in the 80s
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Cuts Like A Knife (1983)
The title track was released as the second single and reached No.12 in Canada and No.15 in the U.S. The video featured the Penthouse magazine model Raquel Rena, and she was chosen by Director Steve Barron because he wanted someone with "very long legs".
Third single "This Time" reached No.32 in Canada, No.24 in the U.S. and No.41 in the UK.
"Summer Of 69" was released as the fourth single from the Canadian artist's fourth studio album, and was released in June '85. This is My personal favourite from that great album, although it only managed #42 in the UK, unbelievably!
The B-side included two previously released album tracks; Kids Wanna Rock and The Best Was Yet To Come. It would have been nice to have had some new tracks, but I'll let Mr. Adams off as the A-side is so amazing!
Into The Fire (1987)
"EVERYThING I DO, I DO IT FOR YOU" (1991)
The ballad featured on the soundtrack to the movie Robin Hood; Prince Of Thieves and was also released as the lead single from Adams' very successful studio album Waking Up The Neighbours.
As I write, the video has received over 284 million hits on Youtube, so I guess many people never seem to tire of this tune!