Friday, March 7, 2008

This Day In History - 1984: REO Speedwagon discontinues fighting feeling

CHAMPAIGN, IL - American rock band REO Speedwagon brought closure to an unspecified feeling on this day in 1984.

Songwriter and lead singer Kevin Cronin asserted his unwillingness to prolong a number of related sentiments in the early power ballad "Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore", which reached number one on the U.S. pop charts. Cronin was quoted as saying that there was "no reason for my fear."

Sources say the feeling alluded to in the song is one of falling in love with someone who's been a friend for a long time. After nearly 25 years, though, Cronin confesses to having forgotten what he originally started fighting for.
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