With a simple formula of no-holds-barred rocking, Canadian outfit Loverboy stormed the states with a series of heavy melodic hits, balancing working-class anthems like "Workin' For the Weekend" and "Lovin' Every Minute of It," with (smaller) monster ballads like "This Could Be the Night." This mp3 player-ready compilation gathers together all the biggest hits of the ferocious rock band.
Loverboy is perhaps the canonical band in a peculiarly 1980s genre of highly commercial, hook-filled hard rock that was ideal for the FM radio of the era. Formed in Calgary, Alberta, in 1980, Loverboy was led by singer Mike Reno and guitarist Paul Dean. Their first three albums, LOVERBOY, GET LUCKY, and KEEP IT UP, spawned numerous hits including "Turn Me Loose," "Workin' for the Weekend," and "Hot Girls In Love." Though their last Top 40 hit was 1987's "Notorious," the band has continued touring and releasing albums from time to time. Bassist Scott Smith died in a freak boating accident in 2000.