And you know I wish you well these days

Going To The Top – John Waite (1982) FLAC Remaster 1080p HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Going To The Top” was released on John Waite’s solo debut album Ignition, in June of 1982. John Waite was the lead singer for one of my favorite bands of the late 70’s (The Babys) and though his solo stuff never matched the music The Baby’s produced (it lacked the hard rocking elegance and glam of that band), there are quite a few wonderful songs scattered through his string of solo albums….I think “Going To The Top” is one of his best.

I’m in the process of digging up some of the unfinished sequences for videos I’ve started for some of my favorite songs by The Babys (I did finish a video for “A Piece of the Action”)

and plugging some of the them into the equalizer format video to see what happens. I’ve been falling back on that style video more frequently since it allows me to just lay some effects over the foundation video. Several months back I’d edited and applied gradient color to a few clips from That’s Entertainment….just looking for a good video fit, the seemed to work best with this tune. I hope you enjoy the video! Thanks for watching!

Ignition was released on Chrysalis Records and produced by Neil Giraldo (producer/guitarist for Pat Benatar, who was on the same label).

Two singles were lifted from the record: the Holly Knight-penned “Change” which initially failed to make a significant dent on any chart except for the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, where it scored the #16 position. It was, however, one of MTV’s most popular early videos. Upon the 1985 release of the soundtrack to the movie Vision Quest, the single was re-issued and broke into the Top 50 on the Pop charts. Its follow-up single was “Going to the Top”.

A few famous musicians guested on the album as well. Singer Patty Smyth (then in the band Scandal) handled vocal backing, and drummer Frankie LaRocka (also from Scandal) and bassist Don Nossov (who also played with Benatar) guest here.

[Lyrics]
Saw you standing in the darkness
With your back against the wall
And your eyes looked kind of distant
Then I knew you’d seen it all
It was then that you betrayed me
Cause I could see right through your gaze
I guess you and I have seen much better days
You used to be so taken
With the lifestyle of the king
Now you find love’s everything
You’re going to the top
You found somebody special
Now your heart will never stop
And you know I wish you well
You could of been somebody a contender
I guess that chance just passed you by
Now you can’t remember who to trust
But I sure wish that you’d try
And nothing gets you nothing
And you get back what you give
You can’t hold out much longer
It’s time for you to live
You used to be so taken
With the lifestyle of the king
Now you find love’s everything
You’re going to the top
You found somebody special
Now your heart will never stop
And you know I wish you well yeah
You’re going to the top
You’re falling up to heaven
And now your heart will never stop
And you know I wish you well yeah
Good things are gonna find you
Though somebody’s got to pay
You could always turn your back and walk
But I sure wish that you’d stay
You’re going to the top
You found somebody special
Now your heart will never stop
And you know I wish you well these days
You’re going to the top
You’re falling up to heaven
And your heart ain’t gonna stop
And you know I wish you well these days
You’re going to the top
You found somebody special
And your heart will never stop
And you know I wish you well these days
You’re going to the top
And now you’re someone special
And I still think of you a lot
And you know I wish you well
Yeah

 

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