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Billboard #1 Hits; #664: ‘The Flame’- Cheap Trick. July 9, 1988. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘The Flame’- Cheap Trick
  • Record Company-Epic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Bob Mitchell and Nick Graham
  • Time: 4:44
  • B-side: ‘Through The Night’
  • Album-Lap Of Luxury
  • Grade: C-
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #77 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia and Canada.

I never thought of Cheap Trick as a single band- they did have 8 Top 40 hits from 1979-1990- with ‘The Flame’ being their biggest hit- and only #1. I liked the late 70’s- early 80’s Cheap Trick- by the time this came out I had lost interest- and this song I never really warmed up to- a power ballad. It’s nice they that they had a #1 hit in their career- but its too bad it wasn’t a great song like ‘Surrender.’ OK I will say it- this was a sell out.. not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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