THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
976-Rainbow-All Night Long.
1980-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 1.51.This song is responsible for the worst chat up line in the world ever, ‘Don’t know about your brain, but you look alright.’
Rainbow were formed by the bands one constant, Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. Blackmore had been a member of Deep Purple (see also best songs 550 and 89) up until 1973, but was growing tired of the musical direction in which they were heading, so he joined forces with Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010,) incidentally Dio was the person responsible for inventing the ‘Heavy Metal’ sign,’ Sign of the Horns.’ Over the course of the next four years, there were many personnel changes, with Blackmore steering the band towards a more commercial sound for there 1979 Album ‘Down to Earth,’ from where this song was taken.The band were now made up of Blackmore (guitar,) Cozy Powell (drums,) Graham Bonnet (vocals,) Don Airy (keyboards,) and Roger Glover (bass.)
The song received a lot of criticism due to it’s perceived sexist lyrics, Blackmore said,’Everybody knows it’s tongue in cheek, and anybody who doesn’t know that isn’t worth being talked about anyway.’
‘I saw you standing down by the stage, your black stockings, and your see through dress.’
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