Life as We Know It (REO Speedwagon album)

Life as We Know It is the twelfth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). It features "That Ain't Love" and "In My Dreams", both of which were Top 20 hits while "Variety Tonight" reached #60 on the Hot 100. "One Too Many Girlfriends" showcased the growing tensions between band members Kevin Cronin and Gary Richrath. At one point, "New Way to Love" was considered for use in the film Top Gun. This is the group's final studio release with Richrath and Gratzer, as well as their final top 40 album to date.

Life as We Know It
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1987
RecordedApril–December 1986; Rumbo Recorders (Los Angeles, California)
GenreRock
Length40:19
LabelEpic
Producer
REO Speedwagon chronology
Wheels Are Turnin'
(1984)
Life as We Know It
(1987)
The Hits
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(unfavorable)[2]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."New Way to Love"Kevin Cronin4:08
2."That Ain't Love"Cronin4:01
3."In My Dreams"Cronin, Tom Kelly4:30
4."One Too Many Girlfriends"Cronin3:57
5."Variety Tonight"Neal Doughty4:26
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Screams and Whispers"Kelly, Gary Richrath, Billy Steinberg3:29
7."Can't Get You Out of My Heart"Cronin, Kelly, Steinberg3:33
8."Over the Edge"Kelly, Richrath, Steinberg3:56
9."Accidents Can Happen"Bruce Hall, Jeffery B. Hall4:20
10."Tired of Getting Nowhere"Cronin4:11

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