I Know That Song! The One That Starship Sang Backing Vocals On


Have you figured out this week's theme yet? If you can name the common theme between all five songs this week at 7:10am, Friday you could win free lunch from Jersey Mike's when we ask you to call in at 800-333-0103.

Today’s song was originally recorded by Canadian rock group Toronto, re-released in 1985 by today’s band, which is fronted by two immensely talented sisters. 

The song was the band’s "comeback" single. It was the first of their songs to reach the top 40 in three years, and their first top 10 hit in five, and Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, co-lead vocalists of Starship at the time, provide background vocals on this song.

The song's sound marked a considerable change in the musical direction for this band, moving from the hard rock and folk rock of their earlier 70’s work to a more polished, power ballad sound. 

And some people think that this band pulled a fast one with this two years after it came out in 1985, where it only reached number ten. But on their next album, they had a number one song called “Alone”. 

With two years to refine the same song (and speed it up a tad) was this band able to indirectly push today’s song to a number one hit?

Here is TODAY’s song and here is ‘Alone’ from two years later. Same song much?

This band has sold 35 million records worldwide, They have placed top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990 and 2010s, a four-decade span of top ten albums, which is a record for a female-fronted band, they have earned four Grammy nominations and made the 2013 Roster for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But can any of that compare to the glory of having their song featured in this 2010 Swiffer 360 Dusters commercial?

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