I Know That Song! The One That Gave Us DWTS' Bruno Tonioli


Today's song from 1983 was about finding confidence after a bad breakup. Taron Egerton sang this song as the Gorilla in the computer animated movie Sing. Three years later he starred in the movie ABOUT today’s actual singer, where he again sang this song. 

During the 1983 shoot for the video in Cannes, France, today’s singer came across Duran Duran. He complained he was exhausted at having been up since 4 o'clock in the morning. 

Simon Le Bon decided they should have a martini. So they had six. The next morning, today’s singer awoke with a hangover and wandered into his personal assistant's room—which was "leveled"—and asked him "What happened?" His assistant laughed: "You happened!

This was prior to today’s legend finding sobriety, which he has maintained for 30 years as of 2020. He twitter last july 

FunFact: Dancing With The Stars judge Bruno Tonioli appeared in the video as one of the many dancers - he's the one in the black leotard about to put on his shades!  

The video, this artist's first hit on MTV, was almost destroyed when the director and his camera slipped and fell off the pier into the ocean. 

On January 24, 2018 today’s artist announced he would retire from touring...AFTER a three year farewell tour. He said, "Ten years ago if you asked me if I would stop touring I would have said no. But we had children and that changed our lives. I have had an amazing life and career but my life has changed. 

A week after announcing his retirement in 2018, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and several other artists paid tribute to him by covering his songs at Madison Square Garden. At the end of the show, he took the stage to perform some of his songs, closing the concert with "today’s song" in which he was joined by the other performers. 

No stranger to collaboration, having a writing partner on 30 albums since 1967, he spent last year recording music with Ozzy Osborne, Lady Gaga & the Gorrillaz.

That writing partner: Bernie Taupin. And they’re still standing together.