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Billy Squire Featured On 80’s At 8 With “Everybody Wants You” [VIDEO]


Billy Squire was type cast as an arena rock artist in the 80’s with the strongest hit being, “The Stroke” on his  album  Don’t Say No.

Other hits  “In the Dark“, “Rock Me Tonite“, “Lonely Is the Night“, “My Kinda Lover”, Everybody Wants You”, “All Night Long” and “Emotions in Motion” kept Billy on the radio.

The Massachusetts native grew up playing piano and guitar and his inspiration was the great Eric Clapton. Like most artists he got his start playing in nightclubs in the Boston area.

He also recorded a song, “Fast Times” for the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, (which incidently the High School I went to in San Diego was used as the screen test for that movie).

One of his thrills in the business was when he got to play am acoustic show  with B.B. King’s in New York City in, 2005. They performed acoustic versions of Everybody Wants You,” “Nobody Knows,”, “Learn How to Live,” “The Stroke,” and  “Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You.”

“Everybody Wants You”, reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is from the album, “Emotions in Motion” (1982). The song is hard rocking yet funky with new wave all at the same time.

You can find on the video game, ‘Guitar Hero 5′ and he also performed the song in 2006 with Ringo Starr and his All-star band.


The song has also been covered by  the American hard rock bands Damone and The Undead  whose version appeared on the soundtrack of Scary movie (2000)


The song was also featured in the episode 13 of season 1 of the show The Closer and the film Battleship.




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