August 31, 2010
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Album Rock, Arena Rock, Adult Contemporary

Album Review

Universal’s 2010 collection Icon does a good job of balancing Bryan Adams’ earliest ‘80s arena rockers and his adult contemporary ballads of the ‘90s, choosing the biggest of both for a good 12-track collection of his basics. A handful of hits may be missing, but they’re not chart toppers, they’re singles like “This Time,” “One Night Love Affair,” and “There Will Never Be Another Tonight,” songs that aren’t immediately missed because “Summer of 69,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Run to You,” “Somebody,” “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” “Straight from the Heart,” and “Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” are all here, adding up to an excellent collection of Adams’ hits.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Summer of '69
  2. Cuts Like a Knife
  3. Heaven
  4. Can't Stop This Thing We Started
  5. Run to You
  6. Here I Am
  7. Somebody
  8. Cloud Number Nine
  9. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
  10. The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You
  11. Straight from the Heart
  12. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You