Eddie Money - I Wanna Go Back (1986)
- 80's score: 1.14
"I Wanna Go Back" is a 1984 song by American rock band Billy Satellite. Eddie Money version American rock singer Eddie ...
"I Wanna Go Back" is a 1984 song by American rock band Billy Satellite.
Eddie Money version
American rock singer Eddie Money covered the song on his 1986 album Can't Hold Back, and it was released as the follow-up single to the top-ten hit "Take Me Home Tonight". It reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #33 Adult Contemporary, and number three on the Album Rock Tracks chart in early 1987. Money's version, which AllMusic's Mike DeGagne says has "sincere, semi-ballad charm," still relies heavily on synthesizers but includes more guitar and adds saxophone in the intro, bridge, and outro, with backing vocals by Marilyn Martin. The music video to his version features Money revisiting a high school interspersed with him and his band playing before a concert audience. Marilyn Martin can also be seen in the video as mysterious figure that Eddie briefly follows through the crowd at the school dance, representing the girl who got away.