Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Song of the Day: 'Urgent' by Foreigner

The lead single off one of the biggest albums of my freshman year of high school, which was really my fourth year of junior high. I hated every second of this, "Jukebox Hero" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You" back in 1981-82, but came to appreciate how great this one was after Junior Walker, who played saxophone on the Foreigner recording, recorded his own version for the 1983 All-Stars album, "Blow the House Down." His version, you may recall, was later featured in the opening sequence of "Desperately Seeking Susan."


nojarama said...

And Shannon did a great cover of it, as well.

dishy said...

YES! I was just going to mention Shannon's version as well! Touche!