Foreigner - Luanne (1982)
- 80's score: 1.04
"Luanne" was the fifth and final single taken from the album 4 by the band Foreigner, and the second to feature a B-side that ...
"Luanne" was the fifth and final single taken from the album 4 by the band Foreigner, and the second to feature a B-side that was not available on one of their albums, a controversial live version of their hit, "Hot Blooded". The song was written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones and reached number 75 in the U.S. charts, but was a live staple for years to come. The live version of "Hot Blooded" was later placed on the international release of their retrospective, Records, but in subsequent re-releases has been dropped in favour of the original album version due to a couple of choice words spoken in ad lib during the song's performance by its singer, Lou Gramm.
Rolling Stone Magazine contributor Kurt Loder felt the song sounded like it could have been written by John Fogerty. WCSC-TV music director Chris Bailey praised it, saying that it sounded like songs from REO Speedwagon's Hi Infidelity album.