That Was Yesterday (Foreigner song)

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"That Was Yesterday (remix)"
Foreigner - That Was Yesterday b-w Two Different Worlds (1985) big.JPG
Single by Foreigner
from the album Agent Provocateur
B-side "Two Different Worlds"
Released February 1985 (1985-02)
Format 7"
Recorded early 1984
Genre Rock
Length 3:50 (single), extended version - 6:23 (single)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
Producer(s) Gary Lyons, John Sinclair
Foreigner singles chronology
"I Want to Know What Love Is"
"That Was Yesterday"
"Reaction to Action"

"That Was Yesterday" was the second single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner. This song was available in four versions, as a remixed single, a very popular extended remix, an orchestral version, and the original mix. The song was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and the B-side "Two Different Worlds" is also of note for being the first solo-written Lou Gramm song to appear on a single. The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reached #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1] It also reached the Top 40 in the UK (#28), the Netherlands (#19), Switzerland (#29) and Germany (#31).[2][3]

The extended remix added additional lyrics in its intro, and these lyrics can be heard in the live version from the DVD All Access Tonight - 25 - Live In Concert. The video was filmed at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Allmusic critic Bret Adams called the song "a terrific hit single," citing its "catchy chorus" and "nifty synthesizer lick."[4]


  1. ^ "Agent Provocateur Billboard singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Foreigner singles". The Official Chart Company. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Foreigner - That Was Yesterday". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  4. ^ Adams, B. "Agent Provocateur". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 

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