Luanne

Album: 4 (1981)
Charted: 75

Songfacts®:

  • This is a classic example of a teenage love song in which boy meets girl, boy falls in love, girl loses interest but boy is still in love. Of course, the girl's name is Luanne, and that name is repeated 26 times.
  • The title of the song as well as the name of the subject could be derived from the name of Foreigner member Lou Gramm. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Darrell - Eugene, Oregon, for above 2

Comments: 3

  • Luanne from Haugesund, NorwayLiving in Seattle apt 1994, I dated a gay who put a note on my car window that I had to come to listen to a song that he had written for me, I did.
    Lou-ann
  • Landon from Winchester, OhMan, I can't stand teenaged unrequited love!
  • Max from Rochester, NyThe girl who this song is written about is an employee of my high school, in rochester NY, who attended lou gramm's high school, gates chili hs, while he was a student there. i attend greece olympia hs where she does the announcements.
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