It was the winter of Two guys sat in the basement studio of a Vancouver town house, working on a song that neither of them was particularly satisfied with. One was Jim Vallance, a songwriter-for-hire who had made his reputation writing hits for such heavyweights as Joe Cocker and Kiss. He owned the studio.
Bryan Adams' Summer Of '69 - the story behind the song | Louder
The song is about a dilemma between settling down or trying to become a rock star. The song was written by Adams and Jim Vallance , a long-time writing partner of Adams. The music video for the song, which was filmed by Steve Barron , features Adams and his backing band in a variety of settings, including running from the police. The single had a strong effect on music charts internationally, with its highest peaks being number four in the Netherlands and number five in the United States. Amongst songs recorded by Canadian artists, it is most streamed and most digitally purchased song within Canada amongst songs originally released before the start of the digital download era approximiately After a tour supporting his album Cuts Like a Knife , Adams immediately started the recording sessions for the new album, Reckless.