Heat of the Moment


Heat of the Moment

Infobox Single
Name = Heat of the Moment


Artist = Asia
from Album = Asia
Released = April 1982
Format = LP/CS
Recorded = 1982
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 3:53
Label = Geffen Records
Producer = Mike Stone
Chart position = * #1 (US Mainstream Rock)
* #4 (US Pop Singles)
Last single =
This single = "Heat of the Moment" (1982)
Next single = "Sole Survivor" (1982)

"Heat of the Moment" is the first single released by progressive rock band Asia from their 1982 eponymous debut. The song was the most popular of the album, peaking at #1 on the "Billboard" Mainstream Rock chart and #4 on the Pop Singles chart. It was written by John Wetton and Geoff Downes.

The song was repopularized in 2005 when it was featured in the motion pictures "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "The Matador". It is also referenced in the TV show "South Park", in the episode "Kenny Dies", when the character Cartman sings it in Congress while Kenny is dying in a hospital, eventually leading members of Congress in a maudlin singalong. In the "Supernatural" episode "Mystery Spot", the song is repeatedly played on Tuesday morning, and Dean Winchester rocks out to it as well.

The song is a playable track in the PlayStation 2 video game "".

This song is featured in another Asia song called "Don't Call Me" as a dialing number from a telephone.

The Canadian teen drama named an episode after this song.

Interpretation

The lyrics contain the line, "And now you find yourself in 82". While this is often interpreted to refer to the year 1982, Wetton has said that it refers to a location. [http://dmme.net/interviews/wetton.html] However, in live versions, Wetton has often substituted the current year for "82" in the second verse and rhymed it with another word.


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