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Stan Bush (born July 10, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Stan Bush
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Stan Bush
Background information
Born (1953-07-10) July 10, 1953 (age 66)
Orlando, Florida
GenresHard rock, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1979–present
LabelsL.A. Records
Scotti Bros.


Bush's most notable works include the songs "The Touch" and "Dare" from the soundtrack to the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie, "Hearts vs. Heads" from the soundtrack to the 1986 film The Wraith, and "She's Got the Power", featured in the American voice dub of the animated series Sailor Moon. He made one track on the children's album Take My Hand – Songs from the 100 Acre Wood titled "That's What Tiggers Do Best", released in 1995. Other notable works include the songs "Never Surrender", "Streets of Siam", and "Fight for Love" from the movie Kickboxer, "Fight to Survive", and "On My Own – Alone", the theme from Bloodsport. In 1987, Bush (and back-up band Barrage) wrote and recorded the ballad "Love Don't Lie", which became a minor MTV hit when covered a year later by House of Lords.

In 1996, The Child Within was released in Japan with the title Higher than Angels, additional songs, and different versions of the same songs. Bush submitted two tracks to the producers of the 2007 live action Transformers movie, which are an updated version of "The Touch", and an updated version of his song from BotCon 1997, "Ground Zero", retitled "'Till All Are One". They were not included on the final soundtrack, but they were included on the July 3, 2007 release In This Life. Bush also recorded another, markedly different version of "The Touch"[1] which was later released as a free downloadable track for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.[2] "Till All Are One" is the end credits song for 2010 video game Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Bush released his studio album Dream the Dream on September 15, 2010 through LA Records. The album contains 11 new songs written and performed by Bush and studio musicians, as well as a remake of "The Touch" that was originally recorded for inclusion in 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen film.

In 2011, Bush recorded "High Noon Theme" for the wrestling promotion Chikara, which is a parody of the theme song for the 1980s cartoon M.A.S.K.

On September 22, 2017, Stan released his thirteenth studio album called Change the World. The album features eleven tracks which are six all-new songs and five from previous works.



Solo albumsEdit

  • Stan Bush (1983)
  • Every Beat of My Heart (1993)
  • Dial 818888-8638 (1994)
  • The Child Within (1996)
  • Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year (1998)
  • Language of the Heart (2001)
  • Shine (2004)
  • In this Life (2007)
  • Dream the Dream (2010)
  • The Ultimate (2014)
  • Change the World (2017)

Compilation albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

  • Shadow Warrior 2: The Warrior EP (2016)


As lead artistEdit

  • "Never Surrender" (1989)
  • "Forever" (1990)
  • "Can’t Hide Love" (1992)
  • "Free and Easy" (1993)
  • "In the Name of Love" (1994)
  • "Capture the Dream" (1996)
  • "Never Wanted to Fall" (1996)
  • "’Til I Was Loved by You" (1997) (released with the title "Until I Was Loved by You")
  • "The Touch – Sam’s Theme" (2009)
  • "The Touch (Power Mix)" (2012)
  • "Thunder in Your Heart" (2013)
  • "Warrior" (2016)
  • "Born to Win" (2017)
  • "The '80s" (2019)

Promotional singlesEdit

  • "Fire in My Heart" (1983)
  • "All American Boy" (1983)
  • "Time Isn’t Changing You" (1984)
  • "Every Beat of My Heart" (1993)
  • "Are You Over Me" (1995)

Split singlesEdit

  • Stan Bush: "The Touch" (Side A)/"Weird Al" Yankovic: "Dare to Be Stupid" (Side B) (1986)

with BoulderEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Boulder (1979)


  • "Heartbeat" (1979)
  • "Join Me in L.A." (1979)

with Stan Bush & BarrageEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Stan Bush & Barrage (1987)
  • Heaven (1998)


  • "Heart Vs. Head" (1987)
  • "The Touch" (1987)
  • "Love Don’t Lie" (1987)

Promotional singlesEdit

  • "Crank that Radio" (1987)


  1. ^ Sciretta, Peter (May 14, 2009). "Transformers 2 Remake of Stan Bush's "The Touch"". /Film. Archived from the original on September 19, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
  2. ^ de Matos, Xav (March 19, 2009). "Stan Bush's 'The Touch' coming to Guitar Hero". Joystiq. Retrieved May 26, 2009.

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