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Billy Squier is an American rock singer who enjoyed significant success at the start of TheEighties before derailing his career with a music video that qualifies as one of the most notorious bad decisions of all time.

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Billy William Haislip Squier (born May 12, 1950) is an American rock singer who enjoyed significant success at the start of TheEighties before derailing his career with a music video that qualifies as one of the most notorious bad decisions of all time.


* AmericanAccents: He's originally from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, MA, and his accent comes through at times (e.g., "In the dahk")


* NotableMusicVideos: "Rock Me Tonite", for better or worse.

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* NotableMusicVideos: "Rock "[[ThreeMinutesOfWrithing Rock Me Tonite", Tonite]]", for better or worse.


-->"''Get around town, spend your time on the run\\

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-->"''Get [[quoteright:254:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/billysquier_1834.jpg]]

->''"Get
around town, spend your time on the run\\



You give it all away, everybody wants you''"
-->--'''Billy Squier''', "''Everybody Wants You''"

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You give it all away, everybody wants you''"
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-->--'''Billy Squier''', "''Everybody "Everybody Wants You''"

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!!! "Trope me trope me!":
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: He's originally from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, MA, and his accent comes through at times (e.g., "In the dahk")

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!!! !! "Trope me trope me!":
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: AmericanAccents: He's originally from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, MA, and his accent comes through at times (e.g., "In the dahk")


Inspired by Music/EricClapton, Squier became the lead singer and guitarist of a rock group called Pepper in TheSeventies, whose self-titled record was once praised as the greatest debut album by an American rock and roll band. He went solo on the basis of this success, putting out well-received records that blended pop sensibilities with HardRock and scoring hit singles with songs like "The Stroke" and "Emotions In Motion". For a while, he was one of the most popular solo rockers in America.

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Inspired by Music/EricClapton, Squier became the lead singer and guitarist of a rock group called Pepper Piper in TheSeventies, whose self-titled record was once praised as the greatest debut album by an American rock and roll band. He went solo on the basis of this success, putting out well-received records that blended pop sensibilities with HardRock and scoring hit singles with songs like "The Stroke" and "Emotions In Motion". For a while, he was one of the most popular solo rockers in America.


* AmericanAccents: He's originally from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, MA, and his accent comes through at times (e.g., "In the dahk")

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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: He's originally from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, MA, and his accent comes through at times (e.g., "In the dahk")


* IncrediblyLamePun: "Too Daze Gone," ''Hear & Now''


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* {{Pun}}: "Too Daze Gone," ''Hear & Now''

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Happy Blue'', an acoustic blues album.


Billy Squier is an American rock singer who enjoyed significant success at the start of TheEighties before derailing his career with a music video that qualifies one of the most notorious bad decisions of all time.

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-->"''Get around town, spend your time on the run\\
You never let down, say you do it for fun\\
You never miss a play, though you make quite a few\\
You give it all away, everybody wants you''"
-->--'''Billy Squier''', "''Everybody Wants You''"

[[quoteright:254:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/billysquier_1834.jpg]]

Billy Squier is an American rock singer who enjoyed significant success at the start of TheEighties before derailing his career with a music video that qualifies as one of the most notorious bad decisions of all time.



As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Squier The Other Wiki]].



* IntercourseWithYou: "She Goes Down," "My Kind of Lover", etc.

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''16 Strokes: The Best of Billy Squier''
* IncrediblyLamePun: "Too Daze Gone," ''Hear & Now''
* IntercourseWithYou: "She Goes Down," "My Kind of Kinda Lover", etc.


Since then, he's exited and returned to the music industry and played with RingoStarr and His All-Starr Band.

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Since then, he's exited and returned to the music industry and played with RingoStarr Music/RingoStarr and His All-Starr Band.


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* AmericanAccents: He's originally from UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, MA, and his accent comes through at times (e.g., "In the dahk")


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* IntercourseWithYou: "She Goes Down," "My Kind of Lover", etc.


Ironically enough, Squier's biggest hit ended up harming his career quite badly. "Rock Me Tonite" was accompanied by a music video directed by [[HighSchoolMusical Kenny Ortega]], which infamously featured Squier dancing about in a pink tank-top. As one might expect, it undermined the tough guy image he'd worked hard to cultivate, and alienated a lot of his fans. His career stalled, and although he remained moderately successful throughout the eighties, he never quite recovered the fame he'd experienced at the start of the decade.

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Ironically enough, Squier's biggest hit ended up harming his career quite badly. "Rock Me Tonite" was accompanied by a music video directed by [[HighSchoolMusical [[Film/HighSchoolMusical Kenny Ortega]], which infamously featured Squier dancing about in a pink tank-top. As one might expect, it undermined the tough guy image he'd worked hard to cultivate, and alienated a lot of his fans. His career stalled, and although he remained moderately successful throughout the eighties, he never quite recovered the fame he'd experienced at the start of the decade.



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* ADateWithRosiePalms: This is what everyone ''assumes'' "The Stroke" is about, but it's actually about the challenges one faces in the music business.
* MusicIsPolitics: Discussed in his first hit single, "The Stroke".

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!!! "Trope me trope me!":
* ADateWithRosiePalms: This is what everyone ''assumes'' BitingTheHandHumor[=/=]MusicIsPolitics: "The Stroke" is about, but it's actually about the challenges one faces in the music business.
* MusicIsPolitics: Discussed in his first hit single, "The Stroke".
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* SampledUp: His 1980 song "The Big Beat" was widely sampled by rap artists in the late eighties.


Inspired by EricClapton, Squier became the lead singer and guitarist of a rock group called Pepper in TheSeventies, whose self-titled record was once praised as the greatest debut album by an American rock and roll band. He went solo on the basis of this success, putting out well-received records that blended pop sensibilities with HardRock and scoring hit singles with songs like "The Stroke" and "Emotions In Motion". For a while, he was one of the most popular solo rockers in America.

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Inspired by EricClapton, Music/EricClapton, Squier became the lead singer and guitarist of a rock group called Pepper in TheSeventies, whose self-titled record was once praised as the greatest debut album by an American rock and roll band. He went solo on the basis of this success, putting out well-received records that blended pop sensibilities with HardRock and scoring hit singles with songs like "The Stroke" and "Emotions In Motion". For a while, he was one of the most popular solo rockers in America.

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