Urgent (4:30)

Cover of The Very Best of Foreigner

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“Urgent” is a song by the English-American rock band Foreigner, and the first single from their album 4 in 1981. Foreigner went into the studio with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, best known at the time as producer of hard rock band AC/DC. Foreigner’s sound wasn’t quite as heavy, and the band worked with then-unknown Thomas Dolby to program and play synthesizer. Dolby’s work can be heard on “Urgent”, along with a saxophone solo by Motown great Junior Walker.

The song entered the U.S. pop charts the week ending July 4, 1981, and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that spot for the entire month of September. “Urgent” hit #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart, a position it held for four weeks.

“Urgent” was the most successful single from the 4 album on album-oriented rock radio, though it was outsold by the album’s next single, “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1981 and remained at that spot through the end of the following January, for a total of ten weeks, being certified Gold. 4 went Gold and Platinum during the chart run of the “Urgent” single. The album has since been certifed multi-platinum by the RIAA, for selling over 6 million copies in the U.S. alone.


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  • ShockWave3124

    That sax solo is played with some passion! Awesome song!!

    22 May 7:54am Reply
  • supermediadave

    Great sax...will get you every time

    4 May 4:29am Reply
  • alittleripped

    Music like this makes "so-called" artists like Justin Bieber sound like ABSOLUTE FUCKIN' 2nd CLASS UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT!!!! and dubbed and lipsynced at that!!!!!!

    17 Apr 4:37am Reply
  • ericshep

    You play tricks on my mind You're everywhere but you're so hard to find You're not warm or sentimental You're so extreme, you can be so temperamental!!!!!

    11 Feb 6:39pm Reply
  • RockMusic1001

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    11 Feb 3:09pm Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    Want it quick?

    10 Jan 1:29pm Reply
  • GWescott

    the original booty call song

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    Show the kids how it's done, Junior!

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗ ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
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    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • TerriLBaxter

    Love Lou Gramm's vocals

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Fantastic ✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    Love this.

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • pisano7

    good sax,good music,forever....

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • BennoTiger


    3 Feb 2014 Reply

    Spank! Awesome tune! :-) Nice!!

    15 Jan 2014 Reply
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  • bernlin2000

    Holy Sax Machine!

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
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