Han’s Worst Hits of the 80’s- “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger. Night Ranger had six top 40 hits- and this was their biggest- peaking at #5 in 1984 While none of the were worth writing home about Sister Christian was the worst- by far. Even their best song You Can Still Rock In America- which didn’t make the Top 40 is kind of light-weight pedestrian Huey Lewis School of Rock and Roll stuff. Kelly Keagy the drummer for Night Ranger wrote and sang this ‘power ballad’ for his sister Christy. He came home to visit and was struck about how quickly his teenage sister- ten years younger was growing up. You’re motoring. What’s your price for flight? In finding Mr. Right? Jack Blades was the singer on most of Night Rangers songs- but Keagy sang this one. Originally he was singing Sister Christy but the rest of the band thought Christian sounded better. The members of Night Ranger actually liked this song. I think that tells you all about why they soon faded away.
The 1980’s were filled with ‘power ballads’ by second rate bands that were truly awful stuff. First few that come to mind – Cinderella ” Don’t Know What You Got”, Warrent “Heaven”, Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”- Poison, Can’t Fight This Feeling- REO Tricycle. I am sure there were some good ‘power ballads’ from that day but most seemed to sound the same to me. I hate this song and back then it seemed to be on heavy rotation on MTV- I think I hated the video even more. MOTORING