Luanne

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"Luanne"
Single by Foreigner
from the album 4
B-side "Hot-Blooded (live)"
Released August 1982 (1982-08)
Format 7"
Recorded early 1981
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:45 (single)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Mick Jones
Foreigner singles chronology
"Break It Up" (1982) "Luanne" (1982) "I Want to Know What Love Is" (1984)

The rocker, "Luanne" was the fifth and final single taken from the album, 4, by the band, Foreigner, and the second to feature a b-side that was not available on one of their albums, a controversial live version of their hit, "Hot Blooded". The song was written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones and reached number 75 in the U.S. charts (meager, considering the band's other successful singles) where the album, 4 had already gone to number 1, eventually selling more than six-times platinum, but was a live staple for years to come. The live version of "Hot Blooded" was later placed on the international release of their retrospective, Records, but in subsequent re-releases has been dropped in favour of the original album version due to a couple of choice words spoken in ad lib during the song's performance by its singer, Lou Gramm.