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Few (One/Two) Hit Wonders - TOM COCHRANE (1992)
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"Life Is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane - 

"Life Is a Highway" is a song by Canadian-native Tom Cochrane. It is his only US Top-40 hit, reaching #6 in 1992. However, Cochrane is a celebrated artist within the Canadian music scene. His honors include seven Juno Awards, membership in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, being an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Air Force, and having been inducted onto the Canadian Walk of Fame. They take their rock stars seriously in Canada.

Cochrane was also the front man and chief songwriter for the group Red Rider for ten years, and hit a few times with that group as well.
Their best-known song in America is "Lunatic Fringe."
 
This song was inspired by Cochrane's trip to West Africa, where he was gaining exposure for the World Vision famine relief organization. Cochrane devotes a great deal of his time to activism and causes, blending them together with his music, similar to artists such as Neil Young.
 
Since 1992, this song has had a near-continuous popularity thanks to heavy use in commercials. These include one for Cleveland, Ohio-based bank National City Corp and one for the NBC TV series VIPER. Before you say "car commercials," that was different versions by other artists. It was most recently covered by Rascal Flatts who also got it to #7 on the Hot 100.
Rascal Flatts recorded a more kid-friendly version for the 2006 Disney movie Cars. The original version was used in the movies Cheaper by the Dozen and There Goes the Neighborhood.

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=21311

Billboard Top 10 Songs of 1992



1 Boyz II Men End Of The Road
2 Sir Mix A-lot Baby Got Back
3 Kris Kross Jump
4 Vanessa Williams Save The Best For Last
5 TLC Baby-Baby-Baby
6 Eric Clapton Tears In Heaven
7 En Vogue My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
8 Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge
9 Color Me Badd All 4 Love
10 Jon Secada Just Another Day
     
18 Tom Cochrane Life Is A Highway

| Closed on 12/21/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
4 Fans 
25%a. 10 (Great Song)
75%b. 7-9 (Liked that song)
0%c. 5-6 (Song was ok)
0%d. Who? What? Huh?
0%e. This song needs to "hit the highway"

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#5 | 269 days ago

I saw him this summer for the first time and was pleasantly surprised! He is very down to earth. :)
  
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#1 | 272 days ago
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Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There's a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won't hesitate, break down the garden gate
There's not much time left today

Life is a highway
I want to ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I want to drive it all night long

Through all these cities and all these towns
It's in my blood and it's all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights
Knock me down get back up again
You're in my blood I'm not a lonely man

There's no load I can't hold
Road so rough, this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I want to ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I want to drive it all night long

There was a distance between you and I
A misunderstanding once but now
We look it in the eye

There's no load I can't hold
Road so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I want to ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I want to drive it all night long
7-9 (Liked that song)  
#2 | 272 days ago

I like this song … all night long.
7-9 (Liked that song)  
#3 | 272 days ago

Have to admit, I like Rascal Flatts version better.
7-9 (Liked that song)  
#4 | 271 days ago

Only know this version....but I like it....
10 (Great Song)  
#5 | 269 days ago

I saw him this summer for the first time and was pleasantly surprised! He is very down to earth. :)

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