Mainly in March – 2019 – Song Lyric Sunday – Jukebox Hero

I am gonna make it quick today since I have a TON of things to do around the house and to get ready for the A to Z which starts TOMORROW!  I just finished my Sketchbook (Vol. 14) and sent it off to the Brooklyn Art Library.  Now the waiting game until I get a notice that it has been accepted.  I can’t tell you what a joy it was to work in my new studio, so I expect that the A to Z cardmaking extravaganza will be fun too. 

Anyway, for #SLS the prompt is record/juke box/dj/radio.  Thanks Jim!  I’m going with one of my all time favorite bands and songs, Jukebox Hero by Foreigner.  The lineup for our favorite venue, the Mountain Winery, was just posted (I get advance notice since we are VIP members – which really just means we go a lot) and Foreigner will be playing there again so I’m hoping to get great seats. 

Jukebox Hero

Standing in the rain, with his head hung low
Couldn’t get a ticket, it was a sold out show
Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream
He heard one guitar, just blew him away
He saw stars in his eyes, and the very next day
Bought a beat up six string, in a secondhand store
Didn’t know how to play it, but he knew for sure
That one guitar, felt good in his hands, didn’t take long, to understand
Just one guitar, slung way down low
Was a one way ticket, only one way to go
So he started rockin’, ain’t never gonna stop
Gotta keep on rockin’, someday gonna make it to the top
And be a juke box hero, (got stars in his eyes) he’s a juke box hero
He took one guitar (juke box hero stars in his eyes)
Juke box hero, (stars in his eyes) he’ll come alive tonight
In a town without a name, in a heavy downpour
Thought he passed his own shadow, by the backstage door
Like a trip through the past, to that day in the rain
And that one guitar, made his whole life change
Now he needs to keep on rockin’, he just can’t stop
Gotta keep on rockin’, that boy has got to stay on top
And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
He’s a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Yeah, juke box hero, stars in his eyes
With that one guitar (stars in his eyes)
He’ll come alive, come alive tonight, woah
Yeah, he’s gotta keep on rockin’, just can’t stop
Gotta keep on rockin’, that boy has got to stay on top
And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
He’s a juke box hero (aah aah aah)
Juke box hero, (aah aah aah) juke box hero, he got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes

Songwriters: Thomas Spitzer / Lou Gramm / Michael Leslie Jones / Wilfried Scheutz
Juke Box Hero lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Somerset Songs Publishing Inc

Here’s the Lou Gramm version:

Here’s a bit of the version I got at a concert a few years ago:

I am slightly partial to the Kelly Hansen version.  What do you think (minus the shaky, sometimes unfocused video part – hard to stay still with these songs!).

Happy Sunday to all.  Make sure to check out the other participants in the Song Lyric Sunday tribe!

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20 Responses to Mainly in March – 2019 – Song Lyric Sunday – Jukebox Hero

  1. Susan says:

    Happy Sunday! Still a fun song!

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  2. I enjoyed listening to that song (I’m not sure if I had heard it before), but I have to admit that I am still drooling over your studio. Good luck on your A – Z!

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  3. Congrats on completing your sketchbook…and this great classic song! 😊👍

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Well, I’ve heard that song somewhere at sometime. It’s not really one that I’d find on my own, but then that’s not a surprise. I’ve never known much about pop music. I learn so much here.

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  5. Mary B says:

    Listened to these guys quite a bit during my high school years.

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  6. John Holton says:

    I was wondering who’d do this one… Great song!

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  7. Foreigner sure knows how to jam. This song rocks out.

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  8. Scarlett79 says:

    Great song, Mz. Janet !!! Love Foreigner too ❤ Really would love to hear more about that sketchbook. Have a great week and looking forward to AtoZChallenge too…I'm doing, "Patti's Pretty Planner <3" Blessings to you this week. I'll be stopping by checking out your AtoZ

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  9. msjadeli says:

    Yeah! Jukebox Hero! A blast to the past, such fun times when this was at the top of the chart.

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  10. Tara says:

    I love that song.

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