Foreigner Sets The Soundtrack To Primetime's Biggest Shows The Week Of 10/26
Primetime’s biggest shows featured some of Foreigner’s greatest hits this week, as one of rock’s most legendary bands continues to live large on network television. On the October 27th episode of NBC’s The Voice, Adam Levine’s team went head to head, with Keith Semple performing “I Want To Know What Love Is,” against contestant Dustin Christensen who sang The Zac Brown Band’s “Free.” Ultimately, Foreigner’s music helped yet another Voice contestant make it to the next round, with Levine commenting Semple’s song choice was a “ballsy move.” On the same night, ABC’s premiere episode of “Wicked City,” set in 1982 Los Angeles, included the aptly titled “Feels Like The First Time,” which was watched by more than 3 million viewers.
This is just one more example of how Foreigner continues to rock the charts as the result of music usage in TV and film. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Foreigner has experienced a true renaissance in recent years, thanks in part to songs like “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and many more being featured in films like “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike” and “Pitch Perfect,” and video games like “Grand Theft Auto V.” Runaway Netflix hit “Orange Is The New Black,” even featured “I Want To Know What Love Is,” as a theme in their season finale. The high visibility of Foreigner’s songs continues to introduce the band’s music to a whole future generation of fans.