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Songs By The Band Foreigner
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Who Is Foreigner?

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Foreigner is a rock band that originated in the United States and was formed in 1976. The band's lineup has changed over the years, but its founding members included Mick Jones, Ian McDonald, and Lou Gramm. Mick Jones is a guitarist and keyboardist, Ian McDonald plays guitar, keyboards, and saxophone, and Lou Gramm is the band's lead vocalist.

Foreigner gained popularity in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s with their powerful and melodic rock songs. They achieved international success with hit singles such as "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice," "Hot Blooded," "Urgent," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Waiting for a Girl Like You."

The band's music is characterized by catchy hooks, strong guitar riffs, and Gramm's distinctive vocals. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

Foreigner has gone through various lineup changes over the years, but they continue to tour and perform, delighting audiences with their classic rock anthems.

Songs By The Band Foreigner
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1. Double Vision

double vision song by foreigner

Double Vision is a song by the rock band Foreigner from their second album, also titled "Double Vision," which came out in 1978. The song was one of the singles from that album.

It did really well on the charts, reaching number 2 in the United States and number 7 in Canada. The song's success helped boost the popularity of the album and the band as a whole.

"Double Vision" is known for its catchy melody, strong guitar riffs, and powerful vocals, typical of Foreigner's style. It's a rock anthem that's still loved by fans today.

This song is played in standard tuning using the chords Am, C, D, G, F and Dm. For rhythm you can use mainly down-strokes but a few paces where you'll add some arpeggio with an upstroke. There is no lead work in this version. Download the Foreigner Double Vision lyrics below.

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2. Fool For You Anyway

fool for you anyway foreigner song

Fool For You Anyway is a song from Foreigner's first album, simply called "Foreigner," released in 1977. Unlike some of their other tracks, "Fool For You Anyway" didn't get its own release as a single.

Even though it wasn't pushed as a single, fans still love this song for its heartfelt lyrics and soulful melody. It shows off the band's talent for mixing rock with touches of blues and soul, giving them a sound all their own.

While it might not have gotten the same attention as their singles, "Fool For You Anyway" is considered a standout track. It's described as a "great grooving ballad" with a touch of the Eagles' vibe.

To play it on guitar, use standard tuning and chords like G, Am, C, F, Dm, A#, and Em. There's also some lead guitar work in the song, following a rhythm pattern of down down up down up down down up down up down up.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Am, C, F, Dm, A#, Em
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3. I Want To Know What Love Is

i want to know what love is by foreigner

I Want to Know What Love Is was a big hit from Foreigner's 1984 album "Agent Provocateur." It reached number one in many countries and was one of the band's most successful songs.

The song remains popular, even charting again in the early 2000s. It's been praised by critics and featured in several movies. Another version of the song by the New Jersey Mass Choir also did well, reaching number 37 on the charts.

In 1985, "I Want to Know What Love Is" was ranked as the number four Billboard Hot 100 single. It was a platinum hit in the US and a gold hit in the UK, later achieving double-platinum status in the UK in 2023.

For the acoustic player, play this with a capo on the 1st fret for the original key and use a down down up down up down up rhythm pattern with a few chops in places and some areas with just down-strokes. No lead to be concerned with but a few riffs blended into the rhythm. The chords you'll need are Dm, C, F, A+ and an Abm.

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4. Long Long Way From Home

long long way from home song by foreigner

Long, Long Way From Home was one of the first three songs Foreigner ever released from their debut album "Foreigner" in 1977. Mick Jones, who helped write the song, considers it one of his favorites.

The song was written by Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, and Ian McDonald, and it was the third single from Foreigner's debut album.

It reached number 20 in the US, number 22 in Canada, and number 70 in Australia on the music charts.

To play "Long, Long Way From Home" on guitar, you'll need standard tuning and chords like Dm, C, A#, A, G, F, Bb, Gm, and D. For rhythm, you can use down-strokes or a down down up down up down up and repeat pattern. There's no lead guitar part, just a few riffs mixed into the rhythm.

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5. Say You Will

say you will foreigner song

Say You Will was a single from Foreigner's album "Inside Information" in 1987. It reached #6 in the US and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Co-written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, it was one of Foreigner's last two Top 10 hits in the US.

The song also did well in other countries like Norway, reaching #4. The music video, directed by David Fincher, hit No. 1 on MTV's Top Twenty chart in February 1988.

Acoustically this one can be played using the chords Am, F, G, Gsus, Dm, E7, A# and a C and played in standard tuning with a capo on the 4th fret. You can use a down up down up rhythm pattern and no concern about any lead work.

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6. Urgent

urgent foreigner song

Urgent was released in 1981 as one of the six singles from the album "4". It reached #4 in the US and #1 on the Rock Tracks chart, staying there for four weeks. The song also hit #1 in Canada and #12 in Germany.

The track became Foreigner's second-best-selling single in Canada and Sweden, reaching #1 in Canada and #20 in Sweden. In Australia, it peaked at #24 and remained in the Top 50 for 24 weeks. Despite only reaching #54 in the UK upon its initial release, it was re-released in 1982 and reached #45. The success of "Urgent" contributed to "4" being certified multi-platinum in the US, selling over six million copies.

Play this in standard tuning with an Em, C A and a D with a few hammer-ons during the rhythm. For rhythm you can use mainly down-strokes with a few riffs and in the chorus you can use a shuffle pattern.

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