Sentimental Street

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"Sentimental Street"
Single by Night Ranger
from the album 7 Wishes
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Jack Blades
Night Ranger singles chronology
"When You Close Your Eyes"
"Sentimental Street"
"Four in the Morning (I Can't Take Anymore)"

"Sentimental Street" is a song by American hard rock band Night Ranger. It was released in 1985 as the lead single from their album, 7 Wishes. It reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Sentimental Street" starts with a news anchor reporting the topic of the band having recently gone missing after they took off in a plane following a photo shoot. The plane was a vintage B-25 Mitchell bomber, used as part of their new album's cover art. We later see the band, still in their matching fighter pilot costumes, stranded in the empty desert, waiting for help. While Fitzgerald, Keagy, and Watson stand waiting, Gillis looks over the horizon trying to spot any incoming aircraft, but to no avail. Blades, on the other hand, is seen sleeping with a magic lamp in his hands. This gets kicked out of his hands, waking him up. All the members, except Gillis, gather around the lamp and stare at it in awe.

The video then transitions to the band members leaving their homes to rendezvous and rehearse for the band's tour. Watson and Keagy leave for the tour by car, Gillis and Fitzgerald leave by train, and Blades hitches a ride on the interstate. They all end up in a large, urban city and meet in an apartment to practice. During the practice, Watson and Gillis start arguing about something and initiate a comical brawl with the rest of the band.

The video then cuts to the band performing at dance clubs for the rest of the video, with some transitions of the band stranded in the desert. When Gillis does his solo, he is wearing the same shirt that Watson wore in the "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" music video. At the end of the video, Keagy hands the magic lamp to Gillis while we hear the news anchor in the background, finishing off the story.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Canada (RPM)[1] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3


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