Band/Artist: Stan Bush
Song: The Touch
Album: The Transformers The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Style: AOL/Arena Rock (Metal in my book!)
This is the 200th MOTD I've done! Well, in an official capacity! And what better way to celebrate this achievement (if I do say so myself), then with the most underrated song ever! Not only is an incredibly cool, cheesy, 100% 80's AOL rock song, it's also from the Transformers Movie soundtrack. No, not the live action soundtrack, the original animated classic (which embarrassingly enough I've never seen...)!
Stan Bush is the man behind this great little gem of a rock song. He and his music resembles Journey in more ways than none. His voice is pretty similar to that of Steve Perry of Journey, though you can tell there's a difference. That high pitched gruff rock star voice that could also belt out a ballad. The guitar distortion is the perfect big rock anthem sound, that cozy but powerful crunch. The drums are heavily produced but with a nice punch. Tons and tons of keyboards and synths that are all happy, cheesy and full of 80s Saturday morning cartoon joy. The song itself is so catchy and amazing to sing along to. The song is an upbeat and uplifting song encouraging you that you have the power to defeat all that stand in your way! A perfect song for me getting to 200 posts! Just remember boys and girls, "You've got the touch! You've got the power!!"
Stan Bush - The Touch
And for an extra bonus, I present to you, the awesome groundbreaking music video for this amazing song! hehe
(pardon the awful quality, it is from the 80s afterall!)