Urgent (4:30)

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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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