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I want Peter Cetera's hair

10

February

Seriously, have you ever seen such great hair? Peter Cetera is the man! (Or should I say "the mane?")

After debuting this week's Stuck in the 80s podcast about "romance in the 80s," I can't seem to get "Glory of Love" out of my head. (Remember former co-host Cathy Wos' advice for defeating the ear worm? Hum the theme to "The A-Team." Well, it's not working this time.)

Lots of cool trivia associated with this particular song:

  • The tune was actually co-written by Cetera, his ex-wife and David Foster ("St. Elmo's Fire" score).
  • The song was written for Rocky 4, but they passed on it.
  • It earned Grammy and Oscar nominations in 1987, but won neither (losing the Grammy to Sting and the Oscar to "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun.)

In a 1986 interview with Japan's SoundCity, Cetera said hearing "Glory of Love" on the radio was a "strange" experience at first, mainly because radio stations assumed it was a Chicago tune -- not a "Peter Cetera song." By the time the DJs got it right, the tune had become Cetera's first No. 1 solo single.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:29pm]

    

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