Keep it Up is the third studio album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy in late June 1983. With new hit tracks like "Hot Girls in Love", the album became an instant hit, and reached #7 on the US Billboard 200 charts, as did the previous album released by the band.

Keep it Up
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 1983
StudioMushroom Studios, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
GenreArena rock
ProducerBruce Fairbairn, Paul Dean
Loverboy chronology
Get Lucky
Keep it Up
Lovin' Every Minute of It
Singles from Keep It Up
  1. "Strike Zone"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Hot Girls in Love"
    Released: 1983
  3. "Queen of the Broken Hearts"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone

Track listing edit

1."Hot Girls in Love"Paul Dean, Bruce Fairbairn3:59
2."Strike Zone"Paul Dean, Mike Reno, Scott Smith, Bruce Fairbairn6:01
3."It's Never Easy"Doug Johnson, Mike Reno, Paul Dean4:07
4."Chance of a Lifetime"Doug Johnson, Paul Dean, Mike Reno, Bruce Fairbairn3:55
5."Queen of the Broken Hearts"Paul Dean, Mike Reno3:53
6."Prime of Your Life"Doug Johnson, Paul Dean, Bruce Fairbairn4:50
7."Passion Pit"Paul Dean, Mike Reno, Bruce Fairbairn4:25
8."One-Sided Love Affair"Paul Dean, Mike Reno, Peter Taylor, Bruce Fairbairn3:46
9."Meltdown"Doug Johnson, Paul Dean, Mike Reno3:31

Personnel edit

All information from the album booklet.[2]


Additional musicians

  • Nancy Nash – backing vocals on "It's Never Easy"


  • Paul Dean – producer
  • Bruce Fairbairn – producer
  • Lindsay Kidd – engineer
  • Mike Fraser – engineer
  • Dave Ogilvie – engineer
  • Bob Rock – engineer, mixing
  • Keith Stein – engineer, recording
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jean Piché – programming

Charts edit

Chart (1983) Peak
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[3] 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 25
US Billboard 200[5] 7

Certifications edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References edit

  1. ^ Keep It Up at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  2. ^ (1983). "Keep It Up liner notes". In Keep It Up [CD booklet]. Columbia Records.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 6235a". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Loverboy Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Loverboy – Keep It Up". Music Canada.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Loverboy – Keep It Up". Recording Industry Association of America.