American Top 40 PastBlast Redux, 7/13/85: Bryan Adams, “Summer of ’69”

Before I started this blog, I posted about songs from old AT40s on Facebook, January-July 2017. I’ve been moving them here over time, and this week I’m wrapping them up with the last two I wrote pre-blog–here is the final one! This entry has been edited a little from the original.

In the timeframe highlighted in this song, Bryan Adams would have been 9.5 years old.  I hope that those weren’t really the best days of his life!

I remember liking “Lonely Nights” (probably heard it on WEBN) as a HS senior in the spring of 82.  Always dug his rockers MUCH more than the slower numbers (which meant counting me out when he recorded all those movie ballads that went to #1 in the 90s).  Bought the Reckless cassette while in college.  My favorites are “Run To You,” “It’s Only Love,” and of course this one.  It’s debuting at #38 and got to #5.

By the way, I discovered a while ago that Bryan Adams and Ryan Adams share a birthday (November 5, 15 years apart).  Coincidence?

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