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Berlin - Like Flames (1986)

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"Like Flames" is a song by American band Berlin, released in 1986 as the lead single from their third studio album, Count ...

"Like Flames" is a song by American band Berlin, released in 1986 as the lead single from their third studio album, Count Three & Pray (1986).

Background

Berlin worked with Canadian producer Bob Ezrin on the album. The producer, best known for his work with Alice Cooper and Kiss, gave the record a radically different 1980s pop-rock guitar sound than Berlin's previous releases, which had a more new wave/synth-pop sound. Berlin singer Terri Nunn and their label, Geffen Records, were approving of the change of sound, but it did not sit well with founding member John Crawford and drummer Rob Brill, who wrote the song. The recording of the album wasn't a relaxed affair, as differences of opinion between band members plagued the recording sessions. These clashes were further exacerbated by the recording of the group's previous single, the worldwide #1 hit "Take My Breath Away" from the soundtrack of the film Top Gun, which Nunn was eager to record, while the other two members were not excited about due to the song not being written by them (it was written and produced by Giorgio Moroder), and with a sound not representative of the band.

Music video

The music video sees the band singing at the top of a mountain. It was filmed at the Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

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