Urgent
Foreigner
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You're not shy, you get around
You wanna fly
Don't want your
Feet on the ground

You stay up, you won't come down
You wanna live
You wanna move to the sound

1981
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981
  • single released June 22, 1981
  • from the album 4 (1981)
  • lead vocals: Lou Gramm
  • sax solo: Junior Walker
  • written by Mick Jones
  • Mick Jones talks about working with producer Mutt Lange and Lange wanting to hear all of Jones' ideas he had for songs for the Foreigner album 4: "I had the riff starting out “Urgent,” and he picked that out and I said, “That’s like an experimental instrumental thing that I’m working on.” And he said, “No, it isn’t anymore. Let’s take that one, because that’s got a lot of potential.” There wasn’t even a song with it. It was just the introduction at the start of that. But he really did, he challenged us and I think that’s what added to the magic of that album. You know, we were seriously battling together and battling each other to get what we thought we wanted from that album."
  • produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Mick Jones
  • recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY
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