I Know That Song! The "Foolish" One for April Fool's Day


The music video for today’s song is unusual in the fact that it is one continuous shot from beginning to end. Over the course of the video, the camera pans towards the stage, pauses a brief moment on today’s singer and then slowly returns to its original position over the balcony rail. At the end of the song, he walks off stage. 

There is an alternate ending to this video which is rarely included where a second camera shot shows the singer walking off the stage towards the camera. But before he leaves, he says "Let's go cut a track" Many believe this was a nod to fans that this superstar was returning to write and perform with the members of his beloved band. This turned out to be the truth, because now that the band was his focus again, they soon went to work on their Raised On Radio album, which was released in 1986.

Fun Fact: Many acts have covered this song, but there is a Sheena Eastin Version too! It’s on her 1997 album, Freedom.

In November of 1984 today’s song was released as the 4th single from this artist's first solo album “Street Talk.” By February of 85 it hit number 2 on Billboards Adult contemporary chart and #18 on the Hot 100. 

Today’s singer has a ridiculous range and has been described as a "high 'tenor altino' [with] a tone somewhere between Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin."[ As we learned previously on I Know That Song, Jon Bon Jovi dubbed him "The Voice".

Like many musicians, writing and performing is a form of therapy for him. In a 2018 interview he revealed "Things happened to me as a child that I still can't talk about – nothing to do with my parents, but things did happen. It happened to a lot of kids, as I find out... [There] was nowhere to talk it out, so I got to sing it out instead."

You might wanna follow him on Facebook where he's still making great music and helping others - earlier this month he auctioned off a personalized guitar to help support special education students to achieve academic success and prepare them for entry in the world. 

For April Fools day it’s Foolish Heart. Steve Perry. I know that song