was one of the most popular mainstream hard rock bands of the '80s, and the Canadian quintet was one of the acts who laid the foundation for Bon Jovi
and the hair metal movement at the end of the decade. Always a popular live act, Setlist: The Very Best of Loverboy Live
captures a boisterous period now sadly relegated to pop history: the prime-time of fun-loving arena rock. The very name Loverboy
ensured the band was not going to be taken seriously by critics, but that didn't matter to the millions of fans who gobbled up albums like 1980's Loverboy
and 1981's Get Lucky
. The band crafted wonderfully catchy hits, and virtually all of them are here, including: "Working for the Weekend," "Lady of the 80s," "Take Me to the Top," "When It's Over," "Lovin' Every Minute of It," "Hot Girls in Love," "Turn Me Loose," and "The Kid Is Hot Tonight." The studio sheen is missing on these live tunes, but they still come across well in concert and Loverboy
stretches a few of them out with a little jamming.