Song to hear live before I die: Loverboy's 'Queen of the Broken Hearts'
I've been obsessed with Loverboy's Queen of the Broken Hearts since 1983. And sure, part of that might have to do with the sexy vixens in the MTV video. But I think it's really the crunchy guitars, anthemic hooks. Maybe it's the lyrics, especially the line "You were born with it / And now you got it / The way you want it / And you don't care / Cause nothing's gonna bring you down."
Could be because appearing in the video was actually a prize in an MTV contest. The winner, Bridget Magnesi, appears in only one shot -- behind a bank of computers about 15 seconds from the start of the video.
Anyhow, I get to live the dream tonight because Loverboy, who is opening for Journey at Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, opens with ... Queen of the Broken Hearts! And I just scored four tickets! And nothing's gonna bring me down!