Bryan Adams never “enjoyed” his chart success due to his hectic touring schedule.
The 62-year-old Canadian rock legend had a global hit with ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’, which spent weeks at No1 in the UK in 1991, but the ‘Run to You’ singer was “non-stop” playing show to really understand the “surreal aspect of being No1”.
In an interview with The Independent newspaper, Bryan said: “I was on tour. People always say, ‘You’re Number One in England,’ but I wasn’t there to see it. I’m on a gig, non-stop. I was on tour, literally, for four years. So the way changed suddenly, I played in more venues, with a much bigger audience. And for longer tours. I don’t think I’ve really enjoyed the surreal aspect of being No1 for four months. I was just told about it.”
The ‘Heaven’ hitmaker is known worldwide for his single ‘Summer of ’69’, but failed to climb the charts in most countries and didn’t become “famous” until a decade later.
On why that might be, Bryan explained: “They said, ‘Did you know the ‘Summer of ’69’ just became No. 1 in the Netherlands?’ Although the song had a bit of life in North America, it took 10 years to become famous. It never even reached the charts in the UK. So maybe there’s something about the songs we write that doesn’t always have instant appeal. But in the long run, they’re out of the rubble.”
Bryan will release his 15th studio album, ‘So Happy It Hurts’, on Friday (11.03.22).
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