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  • Lonely Is The Night

    4:42

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    Lonely Is The Night · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer, Studio Personnel: Mack
    Studio Personnel: George Marino
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier - The Stroke

    3:50

    Shot along with In The Dark and My Kinda Lover, The Stroke is one of Billy's signature performance videos from Don't Say No.

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  • Billy Squier - Lonely Is The Night - 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

    7:54

    Billy Squier - Lonely Is The Night
    Recorded Live: 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - Santa Monica, CA
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  • Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You

    3:49

    From Emotions in Motion Album. 1982

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  • Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You

    4:21

    ROCK STARS PERFORM LIVE IN CONCERT

  • Rock Me Tonite - Billy Squier

    4:59

    Middle 80's Classic Billy Squier Great Song Vid

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  • Billy Squier - Full Concert - 11/20/81 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

    1:24

    Billy Squier - Full Concert
    Recorded Live: 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Santa Monica, CA)

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    Setlist:
    0:00:00 - In The Dark
    0:04:18 - Rich Kid
    0:09:15 - My Kinda Lover
    0:13:29 - Whadda You Want From Me
    0:18:01 - Lonely Is The Night
    0:25:54 - Young Girls
    0:30:01 - I Need You
    0:36:05 - The Stroke
    0:39:42 - You Should Be High
    0:46:12 - Too Daze Gone
    0:53:43 - Extended Applause
    0:54:12 - Big Beat
    0:58:48 - You Know What I Like

  • Billy Squier - In The Dark

    4:11

    Billy Squier 'In The Dark'. One of great song of the 80's.

  • Billy Squiers Awful Rock Me Tonite Music Video That Ended His Career

    7:09

    Today we take a look at Billy Squier's awful music video for Rock Me Tonite that destroyed his career.

    Billy Squier's Rock Me Tonite Music Video



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    I want to thank one of my subscribers for suggesting this video topic. Now have you guys ever done something so cringe-worthy that you regret it? Chances are you probably didn't do it in front of millions of people on TV but one artist who did do something so cringe-worthy and awful was Billy Squier. What did he do? Well, it was so bad that he fired both of his managers and some credited it with ruining his career. Stay
    tuned to find out in today's video what that was.

    So back in the early 80s, Billy Squier was on top of the world and within two years he would release two massive records which would be top five hits including 1981's Don't Say No and the following year's Emotions in Motion. Combined, both those records sold an astounding five million copies and Squier was soon playing sold-out arena shows. What should have been a huge career for the rest of the 80s came crashing down by 1984 when he released his fourth record Signs of Life. Initially, the album seemed to be a huge hit with the lead single Rock Me Tonight, giving Squier a number-one hit on the rock charts and also proved to be a crossover hit peaking at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

    If Squier did stop there with a single, he could have possibly had a much bigger career for the rest of the 80s but what came next was what some would consider a disastrous career move. Like with any singles that get released back then and even in today's world they normally get the video treatment and unfortunately for Rock Me Tonight, the video was well awful and cringe-worthy. The video would be directed by Kenny Ortega who's probably best known for directing the High School Musical films.

    The video is linked down below and shows Squier waking up in a bed sporting colourful and satin coloured sheets Squier then proceeds to prance around the room as he
    gets dressed and then puts on a pink tank top over a white shirt. By the end of the video, he puts on a pink guitar to join his band in performing the song.

    For the 2011 book, I Want My MTV the author focused on the network's early years. They interviewed over 400 people including artists, managers, filmmakers, record company executives and even employees of MTV and none could agree on the best MTV video of all time but there was a pretty big consensus that Rock Me Tonight was the worst music video of all time. In fact, there's an entire chapter in the book devoted to
    discussing the video.

    The video would make its debut on MTV and you would have thought that Billy Squier 's manager or someone would have stepped in and said maybe this isn't a good idea, we're not putting this video out, but remember guys and girls, hindsight is 2020 because if you look at the music charts in 1983 and 1984, it was full of bands who made cheesy
    music videos. In some respects, Squier was just doing what other artists were doing as well. Just take a look at what was popular and cheesy at the time, including Billy Idol's Eyes Without a Face, Paul Stanley and Kiss' clip for Heavens on Fire or REO Speedwagon in drag in I Do Want to Know.

    Squier original idea was to show himself getting ready for a show and he would be
    paralleled by younger fans doing the same and then seeing them sneak out to
    the show. Originally Squier wanted Bob Geraldi who worked on the Michael Jackson Beat It video to direct the shoot. Squier would have discussions with Geraldi who was excited about the idea at first but declined because he wanted a bigger budget for the video. Capitol Records, who was Squier label, wasn't into the idea of spending large amounts of money on music videos at the time, especially when compared to other labels.

    With no director on board, Squier and his management team approached David
    Mallet, who directed Billy Idol's video for White Wedding. Mallet put together some storyboards but they were flatly rejected. Squier recalled the quick interaction he had with Mallet, telling an interviewer 'the first thing he showed me was a scene of me riding into a diner on a white horse. I was like 'get rid of him'.

    Squier and the label were in a jam because they had already set a premiere date for the video on MTV and they hadn't even found a director yet. It would be director Kenny Ortega who happened to be a friend of Billie Squier girlfriend at the time who offered to direct the shoot. He was best known at that time for directing the Pointer Sisters' I'm So Excited and he'd also worked with David Mallet on some of the choreography in
    his videos.

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  • Billy Squier - In The Dark

    4:09

    In The Dark by Billy Squier.

    LYRICS:

    Life isn't easy from the singular side
    Down in the hole some emotions are hard to hide
    It's your decision it's a chance that you take
    It's on your head it's a habit that's hard to break
    Do you need a friend would you tell no lies
    Would you take me in are you lonely in the dark

    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark

    You never listen to the voices inside
    They fill your ears as you run to a place to hide
    You're never sure if the illusion is real
    You pinch yourself but the memories are all you feel
    Can you break away from your alibis
    Can you make a play will you meet me in the dark

    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark

    Don'tcha need me...hey, hey
    Don'tcha need me...oh yea
    Don'tcha leave me...hey, hey
    Don'tcha need me...oh yea

    You take no interest no opinion's too dear
    You make the rounds and you try to be so sincere
    You guard your hopes and you pocket your dreams
    You'd trade it all to avoid an unpleasant scene
    Can you face the fire when you see me there
    Can you feel the fire will you love me in the dark

    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark
    In the dark

  • In The Dark

    4:11

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    In The Dark (Remastered) · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 2010 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Jon Astley
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • Rock Me Tonite

    4:58

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    Rock Me Tonite · Billy Squier

    Signs Of Life

    ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer, Associated Performer, Vocals: Billy Squier
    Producer: Jim Steinman
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • how to play Lonely Is the Night on guitar by Billy Squier | rhythm & solo guitar lesson tutorial

    24:55

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    Demo 00:00
    Introduction 02:21
    Intro 03:17
    Verse 06:17
    Chorus 08:17
    Break 12:18
    Solo Rhythm 12:45
    Break 14:53
    Solo 16:46
    Jimmy Page Lick 21:19
    Wrap 23:36

  • Billy Squier -The Stroke

    6:03

    Billy Squier, GE Smith performing at East Hampton's Guild Hall Sept. 1 2017

  • Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover - 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

    4:15

    Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover
    Recorded Live: 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - Santa Monica, CA
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  • Billy Squier, Lonely Is The Night/In The Dark, 9/20/14, at Honda Center

    7:28

  • Billy Squier My Kind of Lover.wmv

    3:34

    Billy Squier My Kind of Lover With Lyrics

  • Them Pesky Kids - In the Dark - Billy Squier

    4:26

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  • Ringo Starr - Live at the Mohegan Sun - 4. Everybody Wants You

    7:15

    July 16th 2006.

    Emotions in Motion is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released on July 23, 1982. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It contains the hit song Everybody Wants You, which peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and held at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 6 weeks. Further Mainstream Rock hits and Hot 100 chartings from the album included Learn How To Live and Emotions In Motion, and She's A Runner received rock radio play as well. Squier again wrote all the album's tracks himself.

    A concept album, Emotions in Motion is one of Billy Squier's most popular albums as well, certified Gold in September 1982 and Platinum album a month later. Though multi-platinum awards were not certified prior to late 1984, the album received a Double Platinum award in 1991. Emotions in Motion is Squier's second best selling album, after the previous year's Don't Say No.

    The cover art was created for Squier by Andy Warhol. Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor sing background on the title track , which was a Mainstream Rock hit. Squier began promoting this album opening for Queen, but by the end of his tour he was headlining an arena tour of his own. Like its predecessor, the album was produced by Squier with Reinhold Mack, who had produced Queen's The Game.

    Squier's recording of Everybody Wants You has recently been used in advertising for the USA Network TV Show Burn Notice, for the NBC TV series Chuck and for the series Sex and the City repeats and promos for TBS (TV Network).

    Everybody Wants You was covered by glam/hard rock band Damone in 2006 and this version was used for an advertising campaign for the CW Television Network during its first season (2006-07).

  • The Music Industrys War On Billy Squier

    7:25

    How a guy would this much talent fell out of favor so quickly even when he was still producing amazing music is one of the great Mysteries of rock and roll. You can blame one video on his demise but I think it's more than that. One of the most talented solo artists in rock history and a wealth of incredible music that should be heard way more even today.

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  • My Kinda Lover

    3:33

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    My Kinda Lover · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer, Studio Personnel: Mack
    Studio Personnel: George Marino
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • The Stroke

    3:39

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    The Stroke (Remastered) · Billy Squier

    Absolute Hits

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2005-01-01

    Producer: Mack Squier
    Producer: Billy Squier
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Kevin Bartley
    Composer Lyricist: William Squier

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  • Billy Squier - Dont Say You Love Me

    3:39

    The first video released for the 1989 album Hear & Now takes Billy back to his rockin' performance video roots.

  • Billy Squier - Nobody Knows

    4:23

    dedicated to John Lennon


    I may get around...i may laugh alot...
    Now youd think that Id be happy with the life I got
    Nobody knows...nobody sees
    Aint nobody really knows the inner side ome...

    I may seem secure...i could have it made...
    You might think you see a lucky man who made the grade
    Nobody knows what dreams I see
    Aint nobody really sure just who they wanna be...

    But everybody has a place and time...
    A chance to live...a need to find
    We all got somethin that we care about
    I propose you find it out...

    Its not in a book...or a magazine...
    Or the stars who guide our fortunes on the silver screen
    Nobody knows...its up to me
    Aint nobody who can say it like it outght to be...

    I see my future at the rainbows end
    Happy hours...timeless friends
    And if I ever chance to find my way
    Rest assured...i will stay...

    You may see your life as a compromise
    You may live to find the promise dancin in your eyes
    Nobody knows...its meant to be...
    Let the magic of the moment say it all to me

  • Billy Squier - Dont Let Me Go

    5:27

    The second video from the hit 1989 album, Hear & Now, depicts life in the studio.

  • I Need You

    3:53

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    I Need You (Remastered) · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 2010 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Jon Astley
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • Too Daze Gone

    4:05

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    Too Daze Gone (Remastered) · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 2010 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: George Marino
    Producer, Studio Personnel, Engineer: Mack
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Jon Astley
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover //Sub.Español//

    3:20

  • Stronger

    4:04

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    Stronger · Billy Squier

    Hear And Now

    ℗ 1989 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Godfrey Diamond
    Composer: Billy Squier
    Composer: Desmond Child

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  • Billy Squier - Shes A Runner 09

    7:35

    Billy Squier Live from Thackerville, OK in August of 2009. The song is She's A Runner with an intro from his Happy Blue CD called More Than Words Can Say, dedicated to his godson and goddaughter.

  • Billy Squier - Everybody wants you

    3:42

  • Shes A Runner

    4:04

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    She's A Runner · Billy Squier

    Emotions In Motion

    ℗ 1982 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Mack
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • I Need You

    3:53

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    I Need You · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer, Studio Personnel: Mack
    Studio Personnel: George Marino
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier-Nobody Knows

    4:33

    Supposedly Billy's tribute to John Lennon.

  • Hollywood

    4:58

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    Hollywood · Billy Squier

    Creatures Of Habit

    ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Godfrey Diamond
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier - I Need You

    4:00

    The fourth track from side two of the 2011 180-gram reissue of the 1981 album Don't Say No.
    (Friday Music FRM 12146)

    Originally released as Capitol ST-12146.

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  • BILLY SQUIER....LIVE...GIANTS STADIUM, NJ 1989...COMPLETE....HD STEREO

    48:29

    opening act for BON JOVI.....1989

  • Everybody Wants You - Billy Squier

    3:53

    The Night Owls:
    Vocals/Keyboards: Julia
    Bass: Michael
    Drums: Andrew
    Guitar: Dave

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  • Nobody Knows

    4:20

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    Nobody Knows (Remastered) · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 2010 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Jon Astley
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • Your Love Is My Life

    4:43

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    Your Love Is My Life · Billy Squier

    Hear And Now

    ℗ 1989 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Jason Corsaro
    Producer: Godfrey Diamond
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Dont Say No

    3:21

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    Don't Say No · Billy Squier

    Don't Say No

    ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer, Studio Personnel: Mack
    Studio Personnel: George Marino
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Emotions In Motion

    4:59

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    Emotions In Motion · Billy Squier

    Emotions In Motion

    ℗ 1982 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Mack
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier: The Stroke cover

    3:38

    I'm covering this great, classic rock song by Billy Squier: The Stroke.

  • IN YOUR EYES HQ

    3:46

    billy squier /classic rock

  • Billy Squier - The Big Beat

    3:35

    Billy Squier - The Big Beat

  • Catch 22

    5:05

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    Catch 22 · Billy Squier

    Emotions In Motion

    ℗ 1982 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Mack
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover

    3:35

  • Billy Squier & Freddie Mercury - Love Is The Hero

    5:22

  • I Put A Spell On You

    4:34

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    [I Put A] Spell On You · Billy Squier

    Hear And Now

    ℗ 1989 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Jason Corsaro
    Producer: Godfrey Diamond
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squier - The Stroke

    3:40

    Billy Squier - The Stroke
    Off of the LP, 16 Strokes - The Best of Billy Squier
    Released by: Capitol Records, 1995
    Produced by: Billy Squier
    Originally off of his 2nd studio LP, Don't Say No, 1981
    Song written by: Billy Squier

    William Haislip Squier (Born May 12, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist from Wellesley, Massachusetts

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