Loverboy formed in Alberta, Canada back in 1979.
The story goes that they originally called themselves "Cover Boy" to
spite the magazine "Cover Girl", and the name was then changed to
Loverboy. The band's first public performance was opening for
Kiss. At first, U.S. labels shunned the band, and their 1980
release was produced on a Canadian label. What was a huge
hit in Canada became an even bigger hit in the USA. You may
remember the songs "The Kid is Hot Tonight" and "Turn Me
Loose" from this album. Loverboy went on to tour with
bands like ZZ Top, Kansas, Def Leppard, and Cheap Trick.
In 1981, Loverboy followed up their freshman effort with
Get Lucky, which was ultimately their best selling US album.
Many of you will remember the hit songs "Working for the Weekend" and
"When It's Over" from this release. You might also remember the
hit songs "Hot Girls in Love" and "Queen of the Broken Hearts" from the
1983 release, Keep It Up. Music videos for these two songs
received heavy rotation on MTV. But this wasn't it as far as hit
songs went for Loverboy in the 80's. Here are a few additional hit
songs that might jog your memory: "Nothing's Gonna Stop You Now"
for the 1984 Olympic Games, "This Could Be the Night" and "Lovin' Every
Minute of It" from their 1985 release (Lovin' Every Minute of It),
"Heaven In Your Eyes" from the Top Gun soundtrack, and "Notorious" from
their 1987 release (Wildside).
In 1989, Loverboy broke up due to artistic differences.
Many members went on to solo projects. It was just a few years
later and the band was back together in studio and on stage. In
2005, the band celebrated 25 years together. At the time of this
writing, the Loverboy Discography was as follows:1980: Loverboy
1981: Get Lucky
1983: Keep It Up
1985: Lovin' Every Minute of It
1989: Big Ones
1994: Loverboy Classics
1994: Temperature's Rising
2001: Live, Loud and Loose
2003: Love Songs
2005: Rock Breakout Years: 1985
2006: We are the 80's
2007: Just Getting Started
2007: Turn Me Loose
2008: Playlist: The Very Best of Loverboy
2009: Greatest Hits...The Real Thing
2012: Rock 'n' Roll Revival