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Weekly Favourite (Throwback Edition) : Billy Idol

May 27, 2017

With Billy Idol currently preparing for the "FOREVER" tour which will be commencing in October of 2017, I've decided to make this weekly favourite a little bit of a throwback to the 80's rock-star.

 

Billy Idol was born November 30, 1955 in Middlesex, England. Idol relocated for a brief spell to New York City with his family, before returning back to England.

 

Billy Idol currently has seven studio albums, ranging from the years 1982 to 2014. His first studio album being titled "Billy Idol" and debuting a certification of US Gold and Canadian platinum.

 

It wasn't too long until Idol released his second studio album in 1983 and gained immense success in his album "Rebel Yell" which was certified double platinum in the US and went quintuple (5x) platinum in Canada. "Rebel Yell" is Billy Idol's most popular studio album.

 

The album on features nine songs, however, includes hit songs such as "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without A Face".

 

BIlly Idol's most popular song however didn't feature on "Rebel Yell" but on his studio album "Vital Idol". Billy Idol's most popular song is "Mony Mony" and peeked at number one on the US Billboard 100 on November 21, 1987. The song appears in the 2011 video game "NHL 12" and in a 2014 TV commercial fot the Nissan Sentra advertising the Bose sound system.

 

My favourite song however from Billy Idol, would have to be "Eyes Without A Face" which featured on his most popular album, "Rebel Yell".  

 

The song has a deep meaning in referring to the 1960's movie Les Yeux Sans Visage (Eyes Without A Face). The song uses the metaphors that reoccur in the movie to create a modern romance and the absence of humanity and how cold and callous the modern world has grown to be.

 

The soft female vocals are singing "les yeux sans visage" which translates to "eyes without a face"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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