Foreigner - Did You Know?

Foreigner - Did You Know?September 7, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about English–American rock band, Foreigner.




Foreigner is an English–American rock band that was originally formed in 1976 in New York City by veteran English musician and ex-Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, along with fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald and American vocalist Lou Gramm.

The band's song "Cold As Ice" was written by guitarist Mick Jones along with lead singer Lou Gramm, and describes a woman who is materialistic and selfish, with the singer warning that her behavior will come back to haunt her someday.

According to Jones, you draw from stuff, things that happened in your past, things that came out of relationships, the pain and the heartache of love that is intense, so deep, and then suddenly you lose it. When the relationship ends, all you are left with are memories.

The band's biggest hit single is "I Want to Know What Love Is", that topped the UK and US charts among others. Foreigner are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, as they sold more than 80 million records all over the world, including 37.5 million records in the US.

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With an R&B sound, the song "Urgent" by Foreigner was a musical departure for the band.

Many listeners did not recognize the song as a Foreigner song when they first heard it.

Mick Jones, vocalist of the band, said that a few people were trapped into liking the song "Urgent" before they found out that it was Foreigner who actually sang it.

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