STEPHEN COLBERT & ALLISON JANNEY GET “HOT BLOODED” FOR THE LATE SHOW ON 11/2
Foreigner’s music once again rocked the late night set, this time as Emmy-award winning actress Allison Janney dueted with Stephen Colbert for a theatrical interpretation of iconic hit, “Hot Blooded” on November 2nd's episode, as Janney promoted the new season of her CBS show, Mom. With Jimmy Fallon recently using “Juke Box Hero” as his chosen tune for a lip-synch battle against actor Paul Rudd, this is yet another example of how Foreigner’s catalog continues to break all boundaries and transcend all demographics, with modern day relevance unlike any other band of its genre. Each time Foreigner’s music appears on primetime TV, downloads skyrocket, and legions of new fans discover these legendary songs that continue to rock the airwaves today.
Last week, primetime’s biggest shows featured some of Foreigner’s greatest hits as well. 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." 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.