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Foreigner - That Was Yesterday (1985)

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"That Was Yesterday" is the second single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner. This song was ...

"That Was Yesterday" is the second single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner. This song was available in four versions, as a remixed single, an extended remix, an orchestral version, and the original mix. The song was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and the B-side "Two Different Worlds" is also of note for being the first solo-written Lou Gramm song to appear on a single. The single reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reached #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also reached the Top 40 in the UK (#28), the Netherlands (#19), Switzerland (#29) and Germany (#31).

The extended remix added additional lyrics to the intro, and these lyrics can also be heard in the live version from the DVD All Access Tonight - 25 - Live In Concert.

Music video

A music video was created for "That Was Yesterday," directed by Jim Yukich. As with "I Want to Know What Love Is," the music video for "That Was Yesterday" is based on a live performance of the song. The video was filmed at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The band had intended the video for "That Was Yesterday" to be "flashier" than that for "I Want to Know What Love Is." Jones has stated that he pleased with the "warmth" of the song in the video.