Saturday, April 16, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: MICHAEL BOLTON - STEEL BARS

"Steel Bars", by Michael Bolton
"Steel Bars" is the fifth single taken from "Time, Love & Tenderness", the seventh studio album by American artist Michael Bolton. The album was released in April 1991 by Columbia Records and the song was written by Michael Bolton and Bob Dylan.

The album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced four Top 40 singles: a cover of Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" reached #4, "Time, Love and Tenderness" reached #7, and "Missing You Now" reached #12. In the UK  "Steel Bars" made the top 20.

It is also notable that this is the only album from his "hit period" that is out of print, due to legal issues surrounding the song "Love is a Wonderful Thing." The album is, however, available on iTunes and other digital music services.

After reaching the top spot the album enjoyed a steady stay on the charts, eventually selling over 8 million copies in the US only. The album was supported by various hit singles which topped the charts worldwide. Worldwide the album has sold approximately 16 million copies and is his best selling album to date.

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