Some of you may wonder why we included Corey Hart in the
Rock section of this site instead of the Top 40 section, and your wonder
may be justified. Corey Hart was born in Canada, but lived in
various places during his childhood (Mexico, USA, Spain). Because
of this eclectic homesteading background, Hart became fluent in Spanish
and French. In his early music career, Hart was able to record
some demos with Billy Joel's backup band, and by 1983, he was on his way
with the release of his first album,
First Offense. It was this first release that brought us
the chart topping songs "Sunglasses at Night" and "It Ain't Enough".
Corey Hart became a near instant success in the USA after
heavy rotation of the video for "Sunglass at Night", but it was not until
1984 that his home country of Canada began taking notice. In
support of the album, Corey Hart toured with the likes of Rick
Springfield, April Wine, Hall & Oates, Thomas Dolby, and Culture Club.
Boy in the Box,
was released, and Hart continued to skyrocket in popularity both at home
(Canada) and in the USA. The hit song "Never Surrender" from this
album charted at No. 3 in the USA and No. 1 in Canada. Other songs from
the album that charted in the Top 40 included "Boy in the Box,"
"Everything in My Heart" and "Eurasian Eyes".
In 1986, Corey Hart's third album, Fields of Fire,
hit the shelves. Hit songs you may remember from this release
include "I Am by Your Side" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Hart
had been touring so extensively by 1987, that he was forced to take a
hiatus after collapsing from exhaustion at a show in Canada (he was 25
years old at the time). By 1988, he was rested up, and his Young
Man Running album featured the top 40 hit "In Your Soul". The song
"A Little Love" was from his 1990 release (Bang!).
As the years have gone on, Corey Hart has continued
producing and touring the world. He had a bit of a resurgence in
the mid 1990's with the song "Black Cloud Rain". At the time of
this writing, the Corey Hard Discography was as follows:1983: First Offense
1985: Boy in the Box
1986: Fields of Fire
1988: Young Man Running
1992: Attitude & Virtue
1996: Corey Hart