“I Want to Know What Love Is”, Foreigner

Some Foreigner for your listening pleasure!

What I Like Is Sounds

Foreigner

This song will always remind me of Miami Vice.  I was in 6th grade and spending a Friday night at my friend Tammy’s house.  She was totally in love with Don Johnson, as were many red-blooded American females in 1985.  I didn’t really have a thing for him as much as she did, but I fucking loved the show and I had a huge Crockett and Tubbs fold-out poster on my bedroom wall.

Who in 1985 was cooler than Crockett and Tubbs? Who in 1985 was cooler than Crockett and Tubbs?

“I Want to Know What Love Is,” a great power ballad that was everywhere, was featured on this particular episode of Miami Vice, and it was a very sensual scene, I think between Tubbs and an ex-lover.  Tammy and I were in her parents’ basement sitting on pillows on the floor when the song came on.  We were very still, absorbing everything on the screen. …

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