#RMF2020: Tough All Over
Day 22 of #RocktoberMusicFest2020
The Song choice for today: Tough All Over
Artist: John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
Year Representing: 1985
Wikipedia tells us this about the song:
"Tough All Over" is a song by American rock band John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Written by lead singer John Cafferty, it was released in 1985 as the first single from their second studio album Tough All Over. The single entered the Billboard Hot 100 on May 11, 1985 at number 53, ultimately climbing to number 22 on July 6, 1985 where it would become the band's third top 40 hit in the United States following the success of the singles "On the Dark Side" and "Tender Years". The single additionally enjoyed major success on the US Mainstream Rock chart, where it peaked at number one. Meanwhile, On the US Cash Box Top 100, it peaked at number 20 on July 13, 1985 where it spent one week at that position.
A hard rock song built on a prominent synthesizer riff, the song describes the struggles of young working individuals. "Tough All Over" and the next single, "C-I-T-Y" are heavily inspired by the musical style of Bruce Springsteen, as noted by AllMusic in its review of the parent album.
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