Accidents Can Happen But That Ain’t Love


One of my previous posts mentioned the formation of REO Speedwagon and this post actually jumps ahead a few years. In the gaps, imagine a few lesser known albums being made and a few line up changes.

In the fall of 1980, REO Speedwagon released Hi Infidelity, which represented a change in the music from hard rock to more pop-oriented material. Hi Infidelity spawned four hit singles, and remained on the charts for 65 weeks, 32 of which were spent in the top ten, including 15 weeks atop the Billboard 200. Hi Infidelity sold over 10 million copies and set the bar for rock bands across the country.

The band’s follow-up album, Good Trouble was released in 1982. Although it was not as successful as its predecessor, the album performed moderately well commercially. REO Speedwagon came storming back two years later with Wheels Are Turnin’, which produced more hits for the band.

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Side One

That Ain’t Love

Side Two

Accidents Can Happen

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