Hard Rock Music
The song “Hot Blooded” was written by group memebers Lou Gramm and Mick Jones. It was released as a single in 1978, backed with “Tremonton” as well as on Foreigner’s 1978 album Double Vision. The lyrics are right to the point, and the singer, although he claims to have a high fever, has more a case of raging hormones. He wants the girl to do more than dance, get rid of you know who, and make a secret rendezvous. It isn’t necessary to read between the lines. The song rose to #3 in on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 in Canada. The album earned 7x Platinum status in the U.S. and 2x Platinum in Canada.
The song is known for its sexual lyrics and great guitar riffs. Mick Jones has said that Foreigner’s songs are about relationships and emotions without any political-type messages. “Hot Blooded” has been featured in numerous films and TV shows, including Blades of Glory, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Simpsons, and Bones. Tone Loc sampled the guitar riff in “Funky Cold Medina.”
Personnel for the track were Lou Gramm (lead vocals, percussion), Mick Jones (guitar, backing vocals, piano), Ian McDonald (guitar, reeds, keyboards, backing vocals), Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizers), Ed Gagliardi (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Dennis Elliott (drums, backing Vocals). The lineup has changed over the years, and Foreigner continues to tour and perform.
Here are the lyrics to “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner: