I Wanna Go Back

Album: Can't Hold Back (1986)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • This was written and originally recorded by the Oakland-based rock band Billy Satellite. It appeared on their 1984 self-titled album and was released as a single, peaking at #78 in the US. Eddie Money was a reliable hitmaker when he released his version in 1986, taking it to #14. The song is about a guy who longs for the triumphant days of his youth when he thought life would always be filled with piques of joy and new experiences. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Money told Frank Jenks about how he connected to this song: "My experience in high school was drinking beer under the bleachers. The older kids would always get you the beer that was cheap on sale, you never had a can opener, and it was very, very warm. But I can remember in high school the dances and being in love. I found out the best way to date a cheerleader without being on the football team is to be in a rock band. But my favorite verse in that song is, 'I recall hanging out on Friday night. The first slow dance, hoping that I'll get it right.' That just epitomizes a great song."
  • The music video shows Eddie Money literally going back to a high school, where he remembers all the good times. Nick Morris, who also did the "Take Me Home Tonight" video, was the director.

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