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Written by Foreigner mainstays Lou Gramm
and Mick Jones, this song is known for its distinctive guitar riff and sexually charged lyrics. The phrase "Hot Blooded" means passionate and fiery, and here it's used by the singer to indicate a raging libido. He claims that his blood is literally hot, reaching a fever temperature of 103 degrees. While most men afflicted with this condition would require a fair amount of rest, he feels that an after-show rendezvous with the girl he's been checking out is just what he needs.
In our 2009 interview with Mick Jones
, he explained that Foreigner's songs are about relationships and emotions, and said, "I've never gone into any political or message-type songs, as far as I know."
This was a big hit for Foreigner, but their biggest came in 1984 with the transatlantic #1 "I Want to Know What Love Is
," which found the singer taking a much more sensitive tone.
Nothing conveys testosterone-charged sexuality quite like this song, and it has been used in several movies and TV shows as a result, including Blades of Glory, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, WKRP In Cincinnati and The Simpsons. The song got special treatment on the show Bones, where Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz sing it on two episodes.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
La La Brooks of The Crystals
The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."