Chart Performance: Pop (#44) & Mainstream Rock (#8); 1992
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
Scorpions‘ one-two punch of the platinum-selling Blackout and three-times-platinum Love At First Sting marked them as a powerful force in metal-ville. A double-disc live album in 1985 captured the band at the peak of its powers, and a new studio album in 1988 – Savage Amusement – gave Scorpions its highest charting LP to-date: a #5 winner. Savage Amusement featured a more commercial sound than past releases: one that sent Rhythm Of Love and Believe In Love into heavy rotation at mainstream rock radio. While other metal outfits stayed with a full-scream, balls-to-the-walls approach, Scorpions refined their sound as tastes changed. Thus, for Crazy World long-time producer Dieter Dierks was out and über producer Keith Olsen (of Fleetwood Mac and Foreigner fame) was in. The move worked: Wind Of Change and Send Me An Angel were crossover smashes and Crazy World went double platinum.
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- Keith Olsen
Lyrics Written by:
- Rudolf Schenker
- Klaus Meine