Billboard #1 Hits 1985: ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’- Foreigner. February 2, 1985- 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single:’ I Want To Know What Love Is’- Foreigner
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Soft Rock
  • Written by Mick Jones
  • Time: 5:04
  • B-side:’ Street Thunder’
  • Album- Agent Provocateur
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden.

The first new #1 hit of 1985- ‘Like A Virgin’ which was #1 the final two weeks of 1984- and the first month of 1985. Eventually there would be 26 different #1’s in the year. I am not much on Foreigner- but this is one of my favorites by them- this and ‘Urgent.’ ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’- was their only #1 hit.


  1. Off topic Hans… The Dodgers just signed Pujols…I would assume for a part time player. They must see something they need in him.

    • if he would accept being a bench player- pinch-hitter he could help them but he seemed pretty egotistical at the end with the Angels for a guy who is a shadow of his former self if those reports that came out are true.

    • Surely they got that straight before he signed…this way he doesn’t have to move. He will have a little time to play…Pollock just went down and Bellinger is due back in 2-3 weeks now.
      I hope he accepts it when his time really goes down…if he does he could be valuable. Friedman must see some advanced stat he offers.

    • I’ve always liked to have a veteran bat on the bench like that- he was hitting for power in his limited play this year. I agree surely that talked over what his role would be with the Dodgers before he signed.

    • He could use this time to build up for next year unless he decides to hang them up…and the good part no move for him and his family…plus he has a chance to win it all with them.

    • That is who I thought he would go to… I do think the Dodgers have more of a need right now….at least til everyone gets healed.

  2. “I Want to Know What Love Is” was played to death on the radio back in Germany. I liked it initially but then got a bit tired of it. I still like some of their older music, such as “Feels Like the First Time”, “Cold As Ice”, “Hot Blooded”, “Head Games” and “Juke Box Hero.” I also like “Urgent.” The “4” album was pretty good overall.

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