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Subject: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 06/24/06 at 9:32 pm

In the 80s, Corey Hart and Bryan Adams sort of had a friendly feud going on to see who would be the more successful Canadian singer.  Obviously, Corey did not win in the US, but my question to you ...

Who do you like better ... Bryan Adams or Corey Hart?

NOTE:  Corey Hart had no UK Hits


BRYAN ADAMS IN THE 80s ...

Year 1979 1980 1980 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1987 1987 1987 1988

Song Title Let Me Take You Dancing Hidin' From Love Give Me Your Love Lonely Nights Coming Home Fits Ya Good Straight From the Heart Take Me Back Cuts Like A Knife This Time Run to You Kids Wanna Rock Diana Somebody HeavenSummer of '69 One Night Love Affair It's Only Love (w/ Tina Turner) Christmas Time Heat of the Night Hearts on Fire Victim of Love Only the Strong Survive

Canada #62 #64 #91 -- -- #35 #20 -- #12 #32 #12 -- -- #13 #11 #11 #19 #14 #39 #7 #25 #53 #47

United States -- -- -- #84 -- -- #10 -- #15 #24 #6 -- -- #11 #1 #5#13 #15 -- #6 #26#32 --

United Kingdom -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- #41 #11 -- -- #35 #38 #42-- #29 #55 #50 #57#68 --


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COREY HART IN THE 80s ...

Year 1984 1984 1984 1985 1985 1985 1985 1986 1986 1986 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988 1989

Song Title Sunglasses at Night It Ain't Enough She Got the Radio Lamp at Midnite Never Surrender Boy in the Box Everything in My Heart Eurasian Eyes I Am By Your Side Can't Help Falling in Love Dancin' With My MirrorTake My Heart Too Good to Be Enough In Your Soul Spot You in A Coalmine Still in Love

Canada #24 #74 #40 #38 #1 #7 #1 #29 #14 #1 #33 #50 #19 #2 #29 --

United States #7 #17 -- -- #3 #26 #30 -- #18 #24 #88 ---- #38 -- --

Subject: Re: Corey Hart vs. Bryan Adams

Written By: whistledog on 06/24/06 at 10:35 pm

They are both great singers, but I voted for Corey Hart as I remember more songs from him :)

Subject: Re: Corey Hart vs. Bryan Adams

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/24/06 at 10:41 pm

They're both good, but I like Bryan Adams. While they've sort of got a similar sound, I think Corey Hart was more dancey (in the "867-5309" sense), and Bryan was more AOR (at least pre-1992).

BTW, it's ironic that Reckless had 6 hits, but the four that were not were good enough to have been as well (personally, I way prefer "She's Only Happy when she's Dancin" over "It's Only Love", and "Ain't Gonna Cry" is like borderline hard rock).

Subject: Re: Corey Hart vs. Bryan Adams

Written By: whistledog on 06/24/06 at 10:47 pm


BTW, it's ironic that Reckless had 6 hits,


7 hits actually.  I just noticed that "Kids Wanna Rock" hit #42 on the Billboard Rock Chart :)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/06 at 12:29 am

Neither singer is in my taste, but I definitely think Bryan Adams is a better songwriter. Corey's pretty good too, just not quite as good as Bryan!

I did hear a lot about Corey Hart in high school because my gay friend Scott had a massive crush on him!
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Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/25/06 at 1:34 am

Bryan only b/c I heard more of him than Corey. I did love "Sunglasses at Night".

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/25/06 at 1:51 am

Bryan Adams. 


When I think of famous Coreys from the 80s, Hart is not the one that comes to mind.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/06 at 2:17 am

Bryan Adams. 

As stated above Corey Hart never had hits in the UK, thus making it difficult to really chose, as I have never heard of him.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/06 at 2:40 am


Bryan Adams. 

As stated above Corey Hart never had hits in the UK, thus making it difficult to really chose, as I have never heard of him.


Technically, Corey did have 1 UK hit ...

The dance duo Tiga & Zyntherius took "Sunglasses At Night" to UK #25 in May 2002.  It featured samples from Corey's original vocals

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/06 at 2:41 am


Technically, Corey did have 1 UK hit ...

The dance duo Tiga & Zyntherius took "Sunglasses At Night" to UK #25 in May 2002.  It featured samples from Corey's original vocals
That record did escape my attention.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/06 at 2:41 am


Bryan Adams. 


When I think of famous Coreys from the 80s, Hart is not the one that comes to mind.


But how many other famous 80s Coreys are there?

other than Haim and Feldman? ;D

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/25/06 at 2:48 am


But how many other famous 80s Coreys are there?

other than Haim and Feldman? ;D



That's who I was talking about.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 06/25/06 at 6:26 am

Both

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/25/06 at 7:30 pm

Bryan Adams

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Dagwood on 06/25/06 at 8:59 pm

Bryan Adams, although I love them both.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 09/12/06 at 3:28 pm

Bryan Adams

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 09/13/06 at 7:27 am

Corey Hart

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Barefoot_Blues on 09/13/06 at 9:16 am

Bryan Adams

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: KKay on 09/13/06 at 10:33 am

IU have a special, sentimental place in my heart for Corey Hart

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Southern Image on 09/13/06 at 3:29 pm

Bryan Adams

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 09/13/06 at 3:35 pm

I've always liked Bryan Adams... 8)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Banks on 09/14/06 at 1:35 am

Cant stand Brian Adams....Hate his voice. His only listenable song is Summer Of 69, and even then only when someone else sings it.

As for Corey Hart....I do remember him, but only barely. Did he sing Sunglasses At Night? If so, then Ill go with him.

if not....Then Ill still go with him.








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Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: ktelqueen on 09/14/06 at 1:57 am

Corey got my vote  8)

Subject: Re: Corey Hart vs. Bryan Adams

Written By: Peanut on 10/01/06 at 2:35 am


They are both great singers, but I voted for Corey Hart as I remember more songs from him :)
  "While, she's deceiving me....she cut my security...now she's got control of me....I turn to her and say....Don't mess around with a guy in shades, oh no!"


Corey Hart.....ooooooh, with those dreamy pouty lips.......ooooh, child. Especially his 'Sunglasses at Night' video......oooooh.
Someone get me a Doctor!!!


Bryan Adams has ALWAYS been a honey.  His 'Run To You' is SOOOOO seductive (and blunt), especially the music video, where he's standing in this "rain" during the guitar riffs. And he talks about it being "So damned easy...making ***** to you....."


(*scream*)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: GlamDiva on 10/01/06 at 3:31 pm

Bryan Adams,
corey Hart was Ok, but something about Bryan's voice.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: coqueta83 on 11/10/08 at 11:36 pm

I like them both, but I've always liked Corey Hart a little bit better.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Midas on 11/11/08 at 8:22 am

I chose Bryan Adams, but looking at whistledog's chart standings, it would seem that Corey was more successful in Canada if you look at the amount of songs that went to #1 in the 80's vs Bryan Adams.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: midnite on 11/11/08 at 7:04 pm

Wow!!! I had no idea that Corey Hart had so many singles.  I only know Never Surrender and Sunglasses.  Due to my naivity, or ignorance perhaps, I can only vote for Bryan Adams.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: tv on 11/13/08 at 7:34 pm

Ah, Bryan Adams plus Corey was more of a 80's artist I mean Bryan Adams did have a few hits in the 90's too.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/27/14 at 5:00 pm

No option to like both?

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 03/27/14 at 6:10 pm

No.  Only because in the battle between the two, someone had to come out the winner lol

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/27/14 at 8:10 pm

As much as I like Bryan Adams I like Corey Hart even more.  :)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: warped on 03/28/14 at 1:13 pm

Bryan Adams all the way. I like some of Corey's songs, but Bryan's 80s stuff just rocks. Corey is more pop.

For me: his "Reckless" album is the best Canadian album ever.  I'd put it ahead of "American Woman" by the Guess Who. 

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Howard on 03/28/14 at 3:24 pm

definitely Corey Hart, "Sunglasses At Night" & "Never Surrender" are his hits that I can remember from him.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Vance Jacobsen on 03/28/14 at 7:21 pm

Bryan Adams.  I'm not a "fan" but I do like his "This Time" and " All for Love" hits.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Katluver on 03/29/14 at 6:39 pm

Sometimes I do ponder about which one I like better but that's like choosing between apples and oranges...

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/05/14 at 12:38 am

Did I already answer this?  Bryan had a string of good songs early on, Cuts Like A Knife album.  Corey only had "Sunglasses At Night," I mean, yeah he had others, but Sunglasses was the only one I liked.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/15/14 at 1:28 pm


Did I already answer this?  Bryan had a string of good songs early on, Cuts Like A Knife album.  Corey only had "Sunglasses At Night," I mean, yeah he had others, but Sunglasses was the only one I liked.



Are you serious? You haven't heard Never Surrender, Ain't Enough, Boy In The Box, or Corey's cover of Can't Help Falling In Love?  Oh boy! ::)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Howard on 04/15/14 at 2:16 pm


Are you serious? You haven't heard Never Surrender, Ain't Enough, Boy In The Box, or Corey's cover of Can't Help Falling In Love?  Oh boy! ::)


"Never Surrender" was a good song.

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 04/15/14 at 10:21 pm


Are you serious? You haven't heard Never Surrender, Ain't Enough, Boy In The Box, or Corey's cover of Can't Help Falling In Love?  Oh boy! ::)


Not everyone knows those.  Perhaps to hear them maybe, but I know alot of people who think Sunglasses at Night is a one hit wonder

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/16/14 at 10:36 am


Are you serious? You haven't heard Never Surrender, Ain't Enough, Boy In The Box, or Corey's cover of Can't Help Falling In Love?  Oh boy! ::)


What I meant is Corey only had one song I WANTED to hear!
::)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Katluver on 04/16/14 at 1:46 pm


What I meant is Corey only had one song I WANTED to hear!
::)


Not even "Ain't Enough"?

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/16/14 at 2:15 pm


What I meant is Corey only had one song I WANTED to hear!
::)


Okay.  Sorry!  I'm sure this will add to my negative karma.  :o

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/18/14 at 2:29 pm

My gay friend Scott had the BIGGEST man crush on Corey when we were in HS!
8)

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: Howard on 04/18/14 at 3:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4pg6Jh94Lo

Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 04/22/14 at 7:22 pm

My favourite Corey song was (and still is) Spot You in A Coalmine.  It is an uncredited (though credited in the linear notes) duet with the great Ruby Turner and though it never had an official music video (atleast not to my knowledge), it was still a popular favourite across Canada that can still be heard on radio stations that play 80s music

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Subject: Re: Bryan Adams vs. Corey Hart

Written By: whistledog on 04/22/14 at 7:34 pm

Here's a little Bryan Adams trivia:  His first appearance in the US Top 40 was not as a singer but as a songwriter.  With his then song-writing partner Jim Vallance, they wrote a song called Don't Let Him Know which was recorded in 1981 by the Vancouver based rock band Prism.  It went on to peak at #39 in the US giving Prism their 4th American hit, and only Top 40 appearance in the Billboard Hot 100

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