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Foreigner

Jukebox Hero

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“Juke Box Hero” is a song by Foreigner and was the third single released from their 1981 album 4. It first entered the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in July 1981. It subsequently went to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts after released in February 1982. The song focuses on a boy unable to purchase a ticket to a sold-out rock concert. Listening from outside, he hears “one guitar” and has an epiphany, leading him to buy his own guitar from a second-hand store and begin to play without any lessons. He realizes that with the guitar he can become famous, and does. The song then goes on to describe the struggle he has to stay on top of the music charts, which makes him a “Juke Box Hero.“ He eventually encounters another fan outside the stage door at one of... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ 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

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