Scorpions – Wind Of Change

Wind of Change” is a power ballad written by Klaus Meine, the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions

It holds the record for the best-selling single by a German artist.

 

It appeared on their 1990 album Crazy World, but did not become a worldwide hit single until 1991—just after the failed coup that led to the collapse of the Soviet Communist regime—when it topped the charts in Germany and across Europe and hit No. 4 in the United States and No. 2 in the United Kingdom. It later appeared on the band’s 1995 live album Live Bites, their 2000 album with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Moment of Glory, and on their 2001 unplugged album Acoustica. Worldwide, the single has sold millions of copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time; a common number given is 14 million copies sold.
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Bad English – When I See You Smile – One of my absolute favorite songs and it always brings a smile to my face when I hear it.   Below is a bit of information about this song:

  It is the second single of American/British hard rock band Bad English, taken from their self-titled debut album of the same name, released in 1989. The power ballad was a huge success and went on to become the band’s first and only US number one hit when it peaked there in the fall of 1989 for two weeks

 

In the video the band are performing on a stage, which contains close-up shots of its members. The footage was taken at one of their arena concerts. It shows Jonathan Cain‘s distinctive synthesizer opening and moves into the soft initial vocal work of John Waite. The tempo picks up with Deen Castronovo‘s drum work and Neal Schon‘s trademark guitar during which Waite becomes more emphatic vocally; the song finishes with Waite’s soft vocals.

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