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Released:

Sept. 24, 1991


Rating:

3.067 (average of 12 ratings)

Genre:

mainstream rock


Quotable:

“Old-fashioned good time…rock & roll.” – Jose F. Promis, All Music Guide


Album Tracks:

  1. Is Your Mama Gonna Miss Ya?
  2. Hey Honey, I’m Packin’ You In!
  3. Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
  4. Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven
  5. Not Guilty
  6. Vanishing
  7. House Arrest
  8. Do I Have to Say the Words?
  9. There Will Never Be Another Tonight
  10. All I Want Is You
  11. Depend on Me
  12. Everything I Do I Do It for You
  13. If You Wanna Leave Me (Can I Come Too?)
  14. Touch the Hand
  15. Don’t Drop That Bomb on Me

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 4.0
sales in U.K. only 0.9
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 13.2


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 6
peak on U.K. album chart 1 1


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Everything I Do I Do It for You (6/29/91) #1 US, #1 UK, #10 AR, #1 AC, sales: 3 million, airplay: 3 million
  • Can’t Stop This Thing We Started (9/14/91) #2 US, #12 UK, #2 AR, #40 AC, sales: ½ million
  • There Will Never Be Another Tonight (11/23/91 #31 US, #32 UK, 36 AR
  • Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven (2/22/92) #13 US, #8 UK, #14 AR, #36 AC
  • Touch the Hand (5/2/92) #13 AR
  • All I Want Is You (7/18/92) #22 UK
  • Do I Have to Say the Words? (8/1/92) #10a US, #30 UK, #5 AC

Awards:

Juno Award for International Album of the Year. Click to go to DMDB awards page.

Waking Up the Neighbours

Bryan Adams

Review:

“Although not as good as Reckless, Bryan Adams’ 1991 album, Waking up the Neighbours, signaled his commercial apex. Bridging the time gap between ‘80s arena rock and ‘90s angst-ridden grunge, the album also ushered in an era in which Adams became more known for his sweeping power ballads than his straight-ahead rock tunes. This album, filled with nearly 75 minutes of showstopping arena rockers and mid-tempo ballads, churned out no less than five hit singles, the most notable being the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves theme Everything I Do I Do It for You. That ballad spent seven weeks atop the U.S. pop charts, becoming the longest-reigning American chart-topper since Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ seven years earlier. The song also became a phenomenon in Europe, becoming Adams’ biggest hit ever” JF with a whopping sixteen weeks atop the UK chart.

“Other singles which followed included the joyous rocker Can’t Stop This Thing We Started, which became a number two hit, the mid-tempo ballads Do I Have to Say the Words? and Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven, and the fun, straight-ahead rocker There Will Never Be Another Tonight.” JF

Waking up the Neighbours was co-produced by Robert Jon ‘Mutt’ Lange, and as a result, many of these songs sound as though they could have easily been Def Leppard recordings, especially All I Want Is You, which sounds like ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ part two. Nonetheless, Waking up the Neighbours is a fun album and perfect for those who expect nothing more than an old-fashioned good time from their rock & roll.” JF


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Last updated March 28, 2011.