Bryan Adams career spans three decades. We'll never forget timeless songs in his catalog like "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" and "Summer of '69." Adams is still making music today. He recently released Tracks of My Years, his first album in six years. The set draws inspiration from the very songs that inspired him to make music. We should be so thankful they did! Here's a look at 10 of Bryan Adams' greatest moments.
10. "Run to You"
Originally written for Blue Öyster Cult, when the group turned it down, Adams released it on his fourth 1984 studio album Reckless. It served as the first of six singles and conquered the Top Rock Tracks chart while peaking at No. 6 on the Hot 100. It's included on all compilation albums and is today one of the most recognizable Bryan Adams tracks.
Another recognized track, "Heaven" became a Hot 100 No. 1 for Adams in June of 1985. It also hails from Reckless as one of the album's six singles. The song has been covered many times including a dance version by DJ Sammy that hit radiowaves.
8. "Here I Am"
In 2002, Bryan Adams worked on the soundtrack for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. He recorded several songs for the film in both English and French and the single "Here I Am" was released in June 2002. It was largely played on Adult Contemporary stations across the U.S. peaking at No. 5 on the Hot AC Tracks chart.
Taken from On A Day Like Today, "Getaway" is the third track on the album released in 1998. Unfortunately the album was the first in 15 years to not be certified platinum due to his label selling his contract to rap label (at the time) Interscope. They in turn did little to promote it. "Getaway" has been performed on tour and is available on Live at the Budokan CD/DVD.
6. "Heat of the Night"
Released in March of 1987, the song originates from album Into the Fire and has remained one of the fan favourites in his catalog.
5. "Please Forgive Me"
The worldwide hit ballad "Please Forgive Me" was released on his 1993 greatest hits album So Far So Good. It became an instant favourite among Adams fans.
The smooth sexy "Beautiful" comes from 18 til I Die in 1996. It's an easy listening ballad with a country-like guitar and overall feel to the song. Adams has performed the song on tours as a slow down jam.
3. "She Knows Me"
"She Knows Me" comes from his newest record Tracks of My Years. It's an original song on an album of all covers. The new track is classic Adams from start to end.
Are there even any words to say about this song? "Everything I Do" is a staple to Bryan Adams' collection of hits from his 1991's film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and also included on his album Waking Up the Neighbours. The song went to No. 1 worldwide including the U.S. Hot 100 and scored the writers a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.
1. "Summer of '69"
A timeless classic, "Summer of '69" was confirmed by Adams in 2008 that the song is indeed about sex and relationships. The rest of the title can be guessed. The song however is written in a way it can be broader interpreted making it a prime example of great songwriting. The hit is taken from 1984's Reckless.