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Waking Up the Neighbours      
You Want It You Got It      
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The Best of Me      
!8'Til I Die      
So Far So good      
Room Service      
Cuts Like a Knife      
Live ! Live ! Live !      

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Byan Adams is a Canadian musician who has been performing as a solo artist since the late 1970s. During the early to mid 1990s, he became one of the most successful musicians in the world. Hit singles like Summer Of 69, Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Please Forgive Me and When You're Gone all contributed to making him a rock superstar.

Famed for his energetic live performances, the Wakin' up the World tour was one of the biggest stadium rock tours of all time. A talened songwriter, Bryan has been involved in the themes for hit movies including Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives and The Three Muskateers. He also recently wrote the score for the animated film Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron.

Adams' first single, 'Let Me Take You Dancing,' was a disco hit in 1979, and was followed by the albums (for A & M) Bryan Adams (SP-4800) in 1980 and You Want It - You Got It (SP-4864) in 1981. Of his other early singles, 'Fits Ya Good' was popular in 1982. With the release of Cuts Like a Knife (SP-4919) in 1983, Adams' popularity soared dramatically. The singles 'Cuts Like a Knife,' 'Straight from the Heart,' and 'This Time' were all international hits in 1983, followed 1984-6 by 'Run to You,' 'Somebody,' 'Heaven,' 'Summer of 69,' 'One Night Love Affair,' and 'It's Only Love' (a duet with Tina Turner), all from Reckless (SP-5013). A fifth album, Into the Fire (SP-3907), issued in 1987, included the lesser hits 'Heat of the Night,' 'Heart's on Fire,' and 'Victim of Love.'

Adams' performing career followed in successive steps, taking him from clubs across Canada in 1980 to opening spots on Canadian and US tours with Loverboy, Foreigner, Journey, and others by 1983. By 1985, he had headline status at North American arenas and stadiums (eg, at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum, New York's Madison Square Garden, and the CNE's Exhibition Stadium). He made his first European tour (opening for Tina Turner) in 1985 and toured there and in Japan extensively following the release of Restless and Into the Fire. Live in Belgium, a concert documentary filmed in July 1988 before an audience of 50,000 in Werchter, was telecast 15 Jan 1989 by the CBC.

Adams' blue-collar image - typically, a T-shirt and jeans - mirrored the hard-worked values of his music, a straightforward style of rock and roll. His writing with Jim Vallance reflected superior craftmanship; the sentimental themes of Adams' songs to the mid-1980s - love, love lost, loneliness - were unsentimentally sung in a voice characterized by a raspy urgency. The darker, introspective songs of Into the Fire broached such topics as war ('Remembrance Day') and Aboriginal rights ('Native Son'), and were hailed as a sign of a new maturity.

During the 1980s, the song-writing team of Adams and Vallance had songs recorded by BTO, Joe Cocker ('Edge of a Dream'), Roger Daltry, Paul Dean, Neil Diamond, Paul Hyde and the Payolas, Kiss, Juice Newton, Peter Pringle, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, 38 Special ('Teacher, Teacher'), Tina Turner, Bonnie Tyler, Uriah Heep, and Bob Welch. Adams has also collaborated with Lisa Dal Bello, Eric Kagna, and others.

The long-delayed album, Waking up the Neighbours (A & M 75021-5367), issued in 1991, included '(Everything I Do) I Do It for You.' The song, which was featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, was Adams' biggest hit to date, selling some seven million copies internationally as a single. It stayed at No. 1 for seven weeks in the USA and four months in the UK and was, at that point, the biggest-selling single in the history of A&M Records. It pushed the Neighbours album past the triple-platinum mark. With that album, Adams' producer, Robert John 'Mutt' Lange, became his new songwriting partner, co-credited on each song. The album also established Adams' modus operandi for the rest of the 1990s: the release of one romantically themed hit single every two to three years, tied to a feature film soundtrack. He had massive success, for example, with the 1993 single 'All For Love' (a platinum-selling track sung with Sting and Rod Stewart, from The Three Musketeers soundtrack) and the 1995 No. 1 hit 'Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?' These were followed in 2002 by an album of songs from the animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron.

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