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->''"I've seen it all from the bottom to the top!''\\
''Everywhere I go - the kids wanna rock!"''

One of UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}'s most successful musicians, Bryan Adams entered the music industry as a songwriter in the late 1970s before achieving solo fame in TheEighties. Initially marketed as a "Canadian [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Springsteen]]", Adams developed his own distinctive [[ArenaRock melodic rock]] beginning with his second album, "You Want It, You Got It".

In 1984, Adams became a global superstar with the release of his most successful album, ''Reckless'', which produced a number of hit singles, including the anthemic "Summer of 69" and the PowerBallad "Heaven".

In 1991, Adams teamed up with Creator/RobertJohnMuttLange to record the album ''Waking Up The Neighbours''. During these sessions they wrote a new ballad for the ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' [[AwardBaitSong soundtrack]]. Originally intended to be given to another artist, Adams released "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" himself, and it subsequently became ludicrously successful.

While his success has declined in America, Adams is still very popular in Europe and remains one of the most influential and best-selling Canadian artists of all time. Adams is also a very accomplished professional photographer.

Not to be confused with Music/RyanAdams, nor with [[Wrestling/BrianAdams Brian Adams, aka Crush]].
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!!Tropes:
* AwardBaitSong: Starting with the ''Robin Hood'' song, he became well known for these.
* BestYearsOfYourLife[=/=]LoveNostalgiaSong: "Summer of '69". In the chorus, he even says outright "Those were the best days of my life".
** Fun fact: he was 9 years old in 1969, so he took his nostalgia from somewhere else. (His co-writer, Jim Vallance, was 17.)
* BritishEnglish: Adams says "bloody" in You Want It You Got It. The fact he has British parents may explain his choice of word, but it is still really weird to hear him sing it with his Canadian accent. Jim Vallance posted a picture of the original lyric sheet for the song on his website, which clearly says "fucking" instead of "bloody". So it may have been deliberate censorship as the song was considered a potential single at the time.
* CanadaEh
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - Grey. Many records of his feature black and white photos of him on the cover. His album You Want It You Got It also features a painted in grey background. This color scheme was probably done to distinguish him from the brightly colored album covers of TheEighties and became a standard for him.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The ''Into the Fire'' album.
* DoubleEntendre: ''18 'til I Die'' is essentially "Double Entendre: The Album".
** "Summer Of '69" is a deliberate and notable one (although WordOfGod is divided on this. Bryan said it was intentional, his co-writer said it wasn't).
* DriveInTheater: Part of the video for "Summer of '69" is set there.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first recordings as part of the band "Sweeney Todd" are definitely this, where he sings in a falsetto British accent that was his attempt at singing like the band's previous singer. Similarly, his first single "Let Me Take You Dancing", which is a disco-influenced song, with some varispeed on the vocals making him sound younger than he is. From his first album onwards, he starts to reach his recognisable sound, but doesn't quite get there until his second album You Want It You Got It.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He confirmed in an interview that "Summer of '69" actually ''is'' [[FreudWasRight named in reference to the sex act]] and that anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves. His co-writer, Jim Vallance, however claims otherwise. (It's possible that Vallance was thinking of the year and Adams wasn't, considering that Vallance was 17 at the summer of 1969, but Adams was only 9.)
* GloryDays: [[NostalgiaFilter Deconstructed by]] "Summer of '69".
* GreenAesop: "Don't Drop That Bomb on Me" is a rather unsubtle one.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Summer of '69" not "'69"
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