The Stroke
Billy Squier
Squier Billy 1981 Stroke 45

Now everybody have you heard
If you're in the game, then the stroke's the word

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1981
  • from the album Don't Say No (1981)
  • the first hit single for Billy Squier
  • lead vocals: Billy Squier
  • written by Billy Squier; Billy Squier: "'The Stroke' is widely misunderstood - I know that people are gonna take the song in a sort of sexually explicit way, however I did write it about the music business"
  • produced by Mack, Billy Squier
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