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Turn Me Loose (1980)
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Will Loverboy be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


30 comments so far (post your own)

What a joke. Why would they even be considered. Complete bullocks.

Posted by Bruno on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 00:55am

Bland, faceless, corporate arena rock, neither innovative or influential. Pass.

Posted by NFB on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 09:03am

Lovin' every minute of it !!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 15:54pm

You guys are DUMBASSES. Loverboy kicks ass they deserve to be in.

Posted by Anthony Long on Saturday, 04.7.07 @ 16:57pm

The red leather pants sealed their doom. They had their moment in the sun from '81-'85, but come on..... I can get a smile for the nostalgia that hearing "Working For The Weekend" brings from my high school days, but its a joke to think of them as Hall of Fame worthy.

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 10:53am

They were considered one of THE acts of the eighties. Problem: so were too many others to mention. They may have a chance at induction, but I doubt it.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 18:15pm

Shut up, all of you! How dare you come here and speak ill of Loverboy! One of the greatest rock and roll bands in history no matter what any of you say.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:34pm

*sniffs the air*

Is that a sense of humour I detect?

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.9.08 @ 08:54am

They should get in just for "Turn Me Loose"what a great song

Posted by :D on Friday, 08.22.08 @ 19:25pm

i never was a huge fan, but i've seen these guys live recently and they put on an amazing show. they sold millions of records and are right up there with other 80's acts like def lepperd, poison, what have you. the bass player is uterrly amazing and mike reno can still sing. basically everything in the 80's was cheese and these guys were as well (leather pants, headbands, who cares). bottom line, they sold records, sold out arenas and put on a great show. that to me is hall of fame worthy.

Posted by kristian on Wednesday, 10.8.08 @ 21:23pm

No -No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - No - Please God, No!

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Thursday, 10.9.08 @ 06:18am

They had several great songs and I think they are worthy of consideration. They have catchy melodies that I still love to hear, and Reno could actually sing.

Give them a nod of recognition at least.

Too bad about the band name though.

Posted by 80's teen on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 10:24am

Mike Rynoski (aka Mike Reno) was a great singer. I saw the group live once and they put on a great show. They had a fantastic song with the likes of "Turn Me Loose" but unfortunately they had the annoying song "Working For the Weekend" and the just plain cheesy song "The Kid Is Hot Tonight." They also had an unfortunate name. But great potential.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 10:42am

Like all of you, I once had no respect for Loverboy. Flash in the pan, I said to myself. One-hit wonder. Not worth considering. But recently I saw them live an damn it! They really put on a show. I mean I just enjoyed the Hell out of it. I couldn't help wondering why they couldn't have had more success with such great stage presence. Novelty band, I guess.

Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 23:12pm

You bet they deserve to be there...they have sold millions of records and as far as I know to this day have won the most junos in a year...and still sell out consistantly...even bruce allen is shocked that they have been by passed. If you look at the history YES they deserve to be there!

Posted by canuckgirl on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 22:19pm

They are awesome!!!

Posted by AirSuppleee on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 21:30pm

Some people whop vote on this site SUREy must be taking the piss- voting yes for acts like Loverboy? LOL

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 16:20pm

NFB and Bruno..both of you go kill yourselves you useless f*ckers

Posted by Gonlan on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 12:27pm

Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Category: If They Married

If this Nasty girl from Gary, Indiana married this Canadian singer who works for the weekend and loves every minute of it, she would become...

Who is Janet Reno?

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.19.09 @ 11:01am

Of course Loverboy deserves this!!! All of you losers who haven't nor will you EVER accomplish half of what LB has are just jealous haters. We all have haters you all are just dumb asses on top of being haters. Was your girlfriend in the 80's in love with Mike and you still carry a grudge? Waaahh! You bunch of cry babies!!! Just stop it and GROW UP!!!!!! Hall of Fame is about talent and LB has plenty of that!!! Seen them lately? Thought not...Otherwise, you would have more sense than to post something so stupid in saying they do not deserve this award!!! GO AWAY ALL YOU DUMB ASS HATERS!!!! THE WORLD DOES NOT NEED ANYMORE HATERS!!!!!!

Posted by Sweet T on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 16:22pm

Sweet T, can you PLEASE refrain from using the word "hater." It makes you come across as an uneducated, pre-pubescent Miley Cyrus fangirl. If you don't use that word people (or at least me) will actually take you seriously.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 17:15pm

Loverboy was another Canadian import Just as Triumph & Bryan Adams so Record Companies could pay less and earn more IE: "Corporate Rock".

If Abba can get in, then there's a pretty good chance.

I stand firm in my belief that more needs to taken into account in the induction consideration process.

Posted by bill on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 11:57am

Man, I wish I could get two dollars every time someone used the terms "corporate rock" and "sell out." I'd be making millions in no time.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 12:53pm

And then people would call you a corporate rocker Tahvo lol

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 13:08pm

No kidding, I hadn't thought of that!!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 13:28pm

Good grief, some of the people bashing Loverboy here need to get off their high horses. I won't go so far as to say that Loverboy is among the greatest bands of all time, but in their prime they made fun, hard-driving music. Not every band needs to sell 100,000,000+ albums and be idolized by the sheep at Rolling Stone to be a great band or singer.

The term "corporate rock" should have been taken behind a barn and shot to death a long time ago. It's gotten so bad that anyone who recorded with a major label is automatically dismissed as "corporate rock." You idiots make it sound like Loverboy was the creation of a cynical record executive trying to appeal to the youth crowd, a la Vanilla Ice or Milli Vanilli. They had a solid run from 1980 to 1987 and are still performing today. I give them tons of kudos for making it without having to be based in LA, NYC, or London. We need more successful musicians who aren't based in any of those vastly overrated cities.

Such dismissals as "flash in the pan," "corporate rock," and "one-hit wonder" are completely inaccurate. I'm not one to use album sales/chart hits as criteria for greatness, but Loverboy's first three albums went platinum in Canada (debut went 5X, Get Lucky 3X, and Keep It Up 2X) and the United States (debut went 2X, Get Lucky 4X, Keep It Up 2X, and Lovin' Every Minute of It went 2X platinum in the U.S. only). They scored about 11 hits, therefore disqualifying the "one-hit wonder" argument. If you want to correctly apply terms like "flash in the pan" to someone, use someone like Warrant or Milli Vanilli.

In conclusion, I think Loverboy was a pretty good band in their time and were one of the iconic bands of MTV's early years. Most importantly, they made true, hard-driving rock 'n roll. I'd rather use them as representatives of great Canadian rock 'n roll than some whiny, folk sissy like Neil Young (truly one of the most overrated acts of all time)

Posted by Zach on Monday, 11.7.11 @ 14:41pm

Around 81, rock started to change. We had Foreighner, Journey, Steve Miller, Bad Company, etc. Billy Squier shook things up, then Def Leppard, etc. Loverboy came on the seen with Turn Me Loose. Bands were becoming high energy. I immediately loved them with Reno able to hit those notes. Get Lucky, for a short time, put them at the top. But they didnt do it long enough. If a group like Foreigner isnt in, Loverboy isnt getting in.

Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Friday, 11.11.11 @ 21:01pm

When they came out around 80 there really wasnt another band that sounded like them with Renos vocals. Their debut had the poppy Kid is Hot Tonight but also the groove rocker Turn Me Loose. Then they hit their stride with Get Lucky. High energy style combining syths, manic drumming, guitar riiffs and Renos range. Lucky Ones is such a great rocker plus the anthom Working For The Weekend. They had their success and time but not Hall worthy.

Posted by Warrior on Monday, 08.13.12 @ 01:10am

Loverboy RRHOF I would say NO. That no knock on Loverboy It's that the bar to reach Hall of Fame is a difficult one. Think about it...Chicago has sold over 100 million units and there not in. Judas Priest leaders of metal aren't in yet. No Duran Duran one of 80's legendary bands. Several others awaiting induction. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.13.15 @ 23:54pm

I hope the irony is not lost on all these so called professional music journalists. Hip-hop artists, most of which sampled the hell out of songs written a decade or more before their time, get in no problem. Unfortunately, the original artists of the "borrowed" songs like Duran Duran get snubbed. Please explain that to me. Anyone.

Posted by LoverboyLover on Wednesday, 12.21.16 @ 04:00am

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