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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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  • 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 - 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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  • 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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  • Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You

    3:49

    From Emotions in Motion Album. 1982

  • 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

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  • Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You

    4:21

    ROCK STARS PERFORM LIVE IN CONCERT

  • 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 - In The Dark

    4:11

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

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Billy Squier -The Stroke

    6:03

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

  • 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, Lonely Is The Night/In The Dark, 9/20/14, at Honda Center

    7:28

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You

    2:58

    resized

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  • Billy Squier - Live In The Dark 60FPS

    4:22

    This is from his Live In The Dark 1982 Tour.

    #BillySquier #InTheDark #TheGypsy60fps

  • Billy Squier feat. Freddie Mercury - Love Is The Hero

    5:17

  • In The Dark Billy Squier & GE Smith City Winery NYC 1/9/2018

    9:04

    Some nice banter between Billy & GE before starting the song

  • Billy Squire - Lonely Is The Night - Guitar Lesson

    12:42

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  • All Night Long

    4:49

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    All Night Long · Billy Squier

    Signs Of Life

    ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Jim Steinman
    Studio Personnel, Mixer, Engineer: Tony Platt
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier

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  • Anthem - In the Dark - Billy Squire

    3:59

    BandGalaxy

  • Billy Squire Monterey Rock Festival Rock Me Tonight

    4:01

    Billy put on a really good show.

  • Billy Squire - Lonely is The Night

    3:46

  • Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You

    2:55

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    Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You · Billy Squier

    Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You

    ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1983-12-01

    Producer: Mack & Billy
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Them Pesky Kids - In the Dark/ Billy Squire

    4:08

    T.Lee
    BandGalaxy

  • In the Dark ~ Billy Squire

    4:08

    In the Dark - Billy Squire
    Custard Pie Cleveland
    Wing Warehouse 3/17/18
    Video courtesy of Denise Davala

  • Billy Squire Stroke 1981 7in. 45 speed

    8:11

    The Warm Sound of Analog Records. Watch them Play and Enjoy the Big Beautiful Art Spreads of Vinyl Albums.

  • Billy Squire and The Rye - Nobody

    3:01

    Billy Squire and The Rye - Nobody

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    14:54

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  • Billy Squire - Wadda You Want From Me

    3:45

    The great songs just keep coming from this album!

  • She Goes Down

    4:08

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    She Goes Down · Billy Squier

    Creatures Of Habit

    ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Godfrey Diamond
    Composer Lyricist: Billy Squier
    Composer Lyricist: L. McDonald

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  • Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You

    8:55

    I should have said tuned between Eb & D (sorry)


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    This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that does not require approval of the copyright holder. No copyright infringement is intended. The musical content is used under the FAIR USE policy, and is presented purely in good faith for the purposes of promoting information of an educational and historical nature only. All copyright claim is fully retained by the authors, publishers, and owners of the original copyright.

  • Keep Me Satisfied

    3:42

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    Keep Me Satisfied · 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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  • Whos Your Boyfriend

    3:38

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    Who's Your Boyfriend · Billy Squier

    The Tale Of The Tape

    ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

    Producer: Billy Squier
    Producer: Eddy Offord
    Composer: Billy Squier

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  • Billy Squire plays with Les Pauls trio at the Iridium Jazz

    10:01

    Billy Squire plays with Les Paul's trio at the Iridium Jazz Club. Video
    by Larry Blumenstein Video productions 917-817-2112
    LarryBlumenstein@aol.com

  • In Your Eyes

    3:47

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    In Your Eyes · Billy Squier

    Emotions In Motion

    ℗ 1982 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

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

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  • Billy Squier - The Stroke

    3:39

    [Song Copyright Content]
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    On behalf of: EMI

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  • Billy Squire - Lonely in the Dark - drum cover by Kris Kaczor

    4:11

    Drumming in Devon, England.

  • Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You

    4:12

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  • Billy Squire: Lonely Is The Night cover by Gutterfish

    4:20

    Billy Squire: Lonely Is The Night cover by Gutterfish
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    Vox: Keith Pait
    Guitar/Vox: Steve Stevens
    Guitar: Joe Cromey
    Bass: Dilip Kothari
    Drums: Kevin Lowe

  • The NOW Band - Everybody Wants You - Billy Squire

    3:49

    BandGalaxy

  • Billy Squire Everybody Wants You = Bass Cover

    3:38

    Working up a song for set list

  • The Work Song

    4:01

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    The Work Song · Billy Squier

    Hear And Now

    ℗ 1989 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2010-01-01

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

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  • Billy Squire With Ringos All Star Band

    4:11

    Live in Atlantic City NJ

  • Anthem - Lonely is the Night - Billy Squire

    4:49

    BandGalaxy

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