Take Me Home (Roger Daltrey song)

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"Take Me Home"
Single by Roger Daltrey
from the album Can't Wait to See the Movie
A-side Take Me Home (Vocal Edit)
B-side Take Me Home (LP Version)
Released June 1987
Format 7" Single
Recorded At various studios in London and Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Melodic Rock
Pop Rock
Contemporary Pop
Pop
Electronic
Synthpop
Length 5:45[1]
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Axel Bauer, Roger Daltrey, Michel Eli, Nigel Hinton
Producer(s) Alan Shacklock
David Foster
Jimmy Scott
Chas Sandford
Roger Daltrey singles chronology
"'Quicksilver Lightning'"
(1986)
"'Take Me Home'"
(1987)
"'Days of Light'"
(1992)

"'Take Me Home'" is a single by Roger Daltrey, who at the time was the singer for The Who. The song is written by Daltrey himself with Axel Bauer, Michel Eli, Nigel Hinton and was released on his 1987 solo album "Can't Wait to See the Movie".

The Single failed to chart in the UK but reached and peaked at number 46 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Charts.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

According to Daltrey, the song "Take Me Home" was actually based on a real life experience. During a tour with The Who, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle were required to board one plane while Roger Daltrey and Kenney Jones were required to board another, both eventually reaching London (the final leg of their tour). Townshend and Entwistle left with no problems, but due to a mix up in the plans Kenney Jones boarded the second plane without Roger Daltrey and left for the Berlin transfer alone. During this time, Daltrey reportedly shouted numerous times to the staff of the airport for them to "Take him home", one of whom a Japanese customs officer who he eventually fell in love with and wrote the song about. Kenney Jones reportedly attempted to turn the plane around by talking to the pilot, saying "I'm in The Who, really!" but no one believed him. Pete Townshend would later allude to these events in the lyrics to his 2006 tune "In The Ether"; this move would cause additional friction between them and led to a backstage brawl on the 2007 tour.[citation needed]

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