Bryan Adams (album)

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Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams self-titled.jpg
Studio album by
Released12 February 1980
RecordedNovember 1979
ProducerBryan Adams, Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams chronology
Bryan Adams
You Want It You Got It
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Daily VaultA[2]

Bryan Adams is the self-titled debut solo studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, after previously being the lead vocalist of Canadian hard rock band Sweeney Todd, released on 12 February 1980 by A&M Records. While the album did not gain attention in the US, "Hidin' From Love" reached #64 and "Give Me Your Love" reached #91 on Canada's RPM 100 Singles chart.

Making of the album[edit]

In early 1978, Bryan Adams teamed up with Jim Vallance (formerly of Canadian band Prism) to form a song-writing duo. A&M Records signed the pair as songwriters, not long before signing Adams as a recording artist. He worked on his self-titled debut album for the balance of 1979 with it being released on 12 February 1980.

The first single was "Hidin' from Love" in 1980 (#43 on the Billboard dance charts) which was followed up by "Give Me Your Love" and "Remember". Although the album never received any US notoriety on its debut, it was the door opener that led to getting radio play, tours, management, agents and the music business in general, interested in the 20-year-old songwriter.

The first tour was across Canada playing clubs and colleges. It was during this time that Adams developed the songs for the US breakthrough album You Want It You Got It (1981).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Hidin' from Love"Adams, Vallance, Kagna3:17
2."Win Some, Lose Some"Adams, Vallance, Kagna, Dean3:47
3."Wait and See"Adams, Willis3:05
4."Give Me Your Love"Adams2:54
5."Wastin' Time"Adams3:34
Side two
6."Don't Ya Say It"Adams, Vallance3:21
7."Remember"Adams, Vallance3:41
8."State of Mind"Adams, Vallance3:15
9."Try to See It My Way"Adams, Vallance4:03
Japan 2012 SHM-CD Bonus Track
10."Remember" (From Live at the Budokan)Adams, Vallance3:49

Songs covered by other artists[edit]

  • The song "Wastin' Time" was originally written by Adams for Bachman–Turner Overdrive, and appeared on their 1979 album Rock n' Roll Nights.[3]
  • In 1982, “Hidin’ From Love” was covered by Lisa Hartman on her “Letterock” album.
  • In 1982, "Hidin' From Love" and "Remember" were covered by the British group Rosetta Stone. Their version of "Hidin' From Love" reached #46 on Canada's RPM 100 Singles chart.
  • Scandal recorded "Win Some, Lose Some" for their debut EP released in 1982. It was released as the album's third single, but did not chart.


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ The Daily Vault review
  3. ^ Bachman-Turner Overdrive biography at

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