Song Review: Tesla – “Love Song”

“Love Song” was released as a single from Tesla’s 1989 album, The Great Radio Controversy. I can’t find what chart position the song peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100, but I found that the song came in at #67 for the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End chart for 1990.

“Love Song” is a power ballad, and it’s one of the biggest hits that Tesla ever had. Their only other hit was the band’s cover of “Signs,” which was a single for them in 1991.

I was 14 years old and in the ninth grade when this single was released, and I fell in love with the song the first time I heard it. I think it had to do with both its sound and its lyrics; the sentiment of the song is something that a teenager could relate to, and sonically, it fit in perfectly with other songs that were being played on pop radio at the time. Almost 25 years later, I still like this song a lot; in fact, it probably ranks up there as one of my favorite power ballads of all-time.

The music video is pretty simple, and it features the band on the road, getting ready to perform, and then performing the song at a concert. So, it’s pretty straight-forward. But it’s not a bad video for what it is.

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