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|"You Think You're Tough"|
|Single by Ratt|
|from the album Ratt EP|
|Format||Vinyl LP, cassette, CD|
|Label||Time Coast Communications|
|Songwriter(s)||Stephen Pearcy and Robbin Crosby,|
|Ratt singles chronology|
"You Think You're Tough" is a single written and recorded by American heavy metal band Ratt. It appears as the second track of their first release, Ratt EP . It is considered to be the band's first hit.
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Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA. The group is perhaps best known for hit singles such as "Round and Round" and "Lay It Down", tracks that ranked on Billboard's top 40 at No. 12 and No. 40, respectively, as well as other songs such as "Wanted Man", "You're in Love" and "Dance". Along with groups such as friendly rivals Mötley Crüe, Ratt has been recognized as instrumental in the formation of the early 1980s Los Angeles glam metal scene, also known as "hair metal" or "pop metal".
The music video for the song was most likely shot after the release of Out of the Cellar since the video featured scenes from the band's "Round and Round", "Wanted Man" and "Back for More" music videos. The video also had several cameos by heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne with Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe.
Out of the Cellar is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Ratt. Released in 1984, it was an immediate success, with wide airplay on radio and heavy rotation on MTV of its singles, especially the decade-defining "Round and Round". The album is certified as triple platinum by the RIAA. The album brought Ratt to the top of the glam metal scene in Los Angeles. Ratt's later work would never surpass the success of Out of the Cellar.
"Round and Round" is a song by the American band Ratt. It was released as a single in 1984 on Atlantic Records.
"Wanted Man' is the first track on American heavy metal band Ratt's album Out of the Cellar. It was also featured on the soundtrack for the 1985 film Weird Science. The song was composed by Robbin Crosby, Stephen Pearcy, and Joey Cristofanilli, and it was the second biggest hit on the album, reaching number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 38 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Stephen Eric Pearcy, is an American musician. He is best known as the founder, singer, and songwriter of the heavy metal band Ratt. He has also created the bands Firedome, Crystal Pystal, Mickey Ratt and Ratt Arcade, Vicious Delite, Vertex. He has also recorded five records as a solo artist.
Warren Justin DeMartini, nicknamed Torch, is the former lead guitarist for Ratt, a popular American band during the 1980s Los Angeles glam metal scene.
Robbinson Lantz Crosby was an American guitarist who was a member of glam metal band Ratt, earning several platinum albums in the US in the 1980s. Crosby died in 2002 from a heroin overdose and pneumonia with complications from AIDS.
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"Dance" is a song by American heavy metal band Ratt. It is the first track off their 1986 album Dancing Undercover and the tenth track of their compilation album Ratt & Roll 81-91. It reached #59 on the Billboard Top 100. The song was written by Stephen Pearcy, guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, and album producer Beau Hill.
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"Lovin' You's a Dirty Job" is a single by the American heavy metal band Ratt. It was released as the first single from their 1990 album Detonator. The song was co-written by Ratt bassist Juan Croucier, guitarist Warren DeMartini, lead singer Stephen Pearcy and songwriter Desmond Child. The song is known for its anthemic chorus, and Pearcy's raspy vocals. The B-Side of the US single was "What's It Gonna Be", taken from their previous album Reach for the Sky. There was also a UK 12" which included a remix of "Lovin' You..." which was eventually included on Collage.
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Ratt: The Video is a video released by American glam metal band Ratt in 1985 and contains the music videos from their self-titled EP, Out of the Cellar and Invasion of Your Privacy. The video also features footage from their tour in Japan. The video has been out of print for many years, making it extremely difficult to find. This was the first commercially available video to achieve gold sales status in the U.S.
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