Chart Performance: Pop (#64) & Mainstream Rock (#36); 1984
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
Scorpions dates back to 1969, when guitarist Rudi Schenker put together the first incarnation of the band in Germany. Over the years, musicians came and went, including Rudi’s brother Michael; the two constants being Rudi and singer Klaus Meine. The band’s first career phase, in which its sound evolved from psychedelia into more straight-ahead hard rock, lasted through 1978’s live Tokyo Tapes album. The title reflected Scorpions rabid fan base in the Far East: now they set out to conquer America. Their efforts bought Scorpions its debut U.S. album chart appearance in 1979, when Lovedrive peaked at #55. 1982’s Blackout reached #10 and included the band’s first Hot 100 entry, No One Like You. After MTV jumped on Rock You Like A Hurricane, Scorpions’ U.S. sales soared. The power ballad Still Loving You – which epitomized the more melodic sound of the band’s second phase – cemented the band’s popularity with the hard rock and Top 40 crowds alike.
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- Dieter Dierks
Lyrics Written by:
- Rudolf Schenker
- Klaus Meine