No One Like You

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"No One Like You"
Single by Scorpions
from the album Blackout
Released March 1982
Recorded late 1981, Dierks Studio, Stommeln-Cologne, Germany
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 3:57
Label Harvest
Mercury
Writer(s) Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine
Producer(s) Dieter Dierks
Scorpions singles chronology
"Lady Starlight"
(1980)
"No One Like You"
(1982)
"Can't Live Without You"
(1982)

"No One Like You" is a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was written by group members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals), and released as a single in 1982.

Background[edit]

No One Like You first appeared on the band's 1982 album Blackout. It was one of three hit singles from the record. The track also appeared on multiple "Greatest Hits"-type albums, including Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads, Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions and Box of Scorpions.

A video was shot for the song in San Francisco. It features Alcatraz Island, with one of the band members being the recipient of capital punishment.

The track was originally written in German and much of its meaning was changed in translation.

Reception[edit]

The song reached #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It also attained the #1 position on the US Billboard Rock Tracks chart. In Canada, the track peaked at number 49.[1]

In 1984, the Scorpions released a live version of the song as a taster for their forthcoming live album World Wide Live. The record's flipside also features a performance of their classic "The Zoo".

Covers and soundtracks[edit]

No One Like You was covered by Lagwagon on its 2002 album Let's Talk About Leftovers and by Roman Angelo on his 2014 debut album Entry Level. Cover versions of the track are also playable in the video games Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Rock Revolution.

The song is featured on the Supernatural episode "Bugs". Additionally, it appears in the 2012 musical Rock of Ages.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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