Bryan Adams Albums Ranked

Bryan Guy Adams OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist, and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless, which produced some of his best-known songs, including “Run to You”, “Summer of ’69”, and his first number one “Heaven”. In 1991, he released the album Waking Up the Neighbours, which included the song “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”. The song became a worldwide hit and reached number 1 in many countries, including a new record of 16 consecutive weeks in the United Kingdom. Adams also had the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit singles “Please Forgive Me”, “All for Love” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”
Adams released his Ultimate collection in 2017; it included two new songs, “Please Stay” and “Ultimate Love”. He co-wrote his first Broadway musical Pretty Woman: The Musical in 2018. Adams released his 14th album, Shine a Light, on 1 March 2019. Here are all of Bryan Adams’ albums ranked.

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10. Room Service (2004)

“I’m happy to report that I’m totally satisfied with my “room Service” Cd by Bryan Adams. As my headline stated: It’s exactly like the vinyl copy! Furthermore: I’ve always liked every song featured! furthermore: My item arrived promptly a couple days after placing my order. Furthermore: It was adequately packaged and sealed. Although Bryan Adams had mellowed somewhat by the time he recorded this album in my opinion: It’s still his unmistakable style! Consequently: I feel confident I’ll enjoy every future album Bryan decides to record! As for this one: I’d highly recommend it to anyone who likes Bryan Adams; or simply wants to obtain a CD copy of this sensational album. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!”

9. Bryan Adams (1980)

“Bryan Adams’ self-titled debut album, “Bryan Adams” is probably the one album of the Bryan Adams portfolio that is forgotten. This was an effort released back in 1980 and recorded when Adams was 20 years old. While it would be Adams’ sophomore effort, “You Want It, You Got It” that would be the album that helped him build a name for himself, “Bryan Adams” still shows the promise for what is to be solid career. There are some very good songs on this collection that may appeal to someone who is looking to go deeper within the Adams portfolio.”

8. Get Up (2015)

‘This album was somewhat of a disappointment. To begin with, the album has only contains 9 tracks. Wow, what a letdown! Bryan caused quite a commotion in the 90’s when he released “Waking Up the Neighbours” with 15 tracks. I loved that album. This album seems like it was hastily put together and features acoustic versions of some of the tracks. I like acoustic, but I don’t like the fact that the record has repeat songs on it. “You Belong To Me” is a fun rocker reminiscent of a Chuck Berry song. Go Down Rockin is also fun, although the lyrics by Jim Valance are a bit repetitious. “

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7. You Want It – You Got It (1981)

“Much better than his first effort “Bryan Adams” released in 1980 but not as good, or as successful, as “Cuts Like a Knife” (1983) (which was was the “break-through” with hit singles “Straight From the Heart” and “Cuts Like a Knife”). It was for this album that BA began to assemble his band – drummer Mickey Curry and keyboard player Tommy Mandel were brought in. Guitarist Keith Scott and bassist Dave Taylor also featured. These four members would become the long time members of the touring and recording band. Jim Vallance wrote most of the songs.”

6. On a Day Like Today (1998)

“It turned out that I got a pleasant surprise and it was full of tracks that I rated 3, 4 and 5 stars on my Windows Media Player. This album rocks you from start to finish. There was just 1 exception. I thought that the slower song, If I Had You was over produced and cluttered by unnecessary instrumental backing spoiling what would have been a much better song. I’d like to hear him perform it MTV Unplugged style.”

5. 18 Til I Die (1996)

“This 1996 album by Bryan Adams includes the song “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” or whatever the title was, and that is a terrible detail, because it is probably the worst song Bryan has ever recorded, and one of the worst rock ballads of the bad ballad decade (alias the 1990s) – beside at least three Aerosmith cuts (“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, “Crying”, “Crazy”) and at least two Bon Jovi anti-classics (“This Ain’t a Love Song” and “Always”). In my country (Finland) a pathetic schlager singer called Tapani Kansa made a cover version of the track, and even that would be enough to spoil a song, though there was nothing to spoil in “Have You etc etc” because it was already so bad.”

4. Into the Fire (1987)

“Great tunes, by a great singer-songwriter! There are a few cuts on this one that made the top 10 charts back in the day, they are still very very enjoyable and listenable and singable (lol) and everyone including my kids should be listening to these classic hits. I rate this one as a 4 only because it’s awfully tough to live up to what Bryan Adams did when he produced “Cuts Like a Knife” and of course one of the all-time classics “Reckless”. I don’t think there’s many albums in history that top those 2, just my humble opinion. “

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3. Cuts Like a Knife (1983)

“Another of the albums that shaped my music tastes and development back in that magical colossal year, 1983. I remember seeing the video for Cuts Like a Knife on MTV and being blown away by the song. So I went out and found the album. Thereafter I really couldn’t stop listening. Every song on Side 1 is pretty much a masterpiece, culminating in his best work ever (My opinion, k?) Cuts Like a Knife. Side 2 is a bit weaker, and the only reason the album doesn’t have 5 stars. Sadly for me he never reached this level again, as after this his popularity soared and his sound got sappier and weaker.”

2. Waking Up the Neighbours (1991)

“Fine album, with some great hit tracks and plenty of decent support material. I tend to agree with some others that there’s too much here to listen to in one go – it’s best taken in bite size chunks! Maybe it was better in the vinyl days where you’d tend to play just one of the four sides at a time. Whatever, it’s a landmark early 90’s rocker and deserves better than a 3 rating – much better!”

1. Reckless (1984)

“Reckless by Bryan Adams is just timeless. And few albums, past or present, can attest to being home to so many great tracks. Aside from the obvious rockers, ‘Summer of ’69’ and ‘Run To You’, you have the heartfelt ‘Heaven’, ‘Somebody’ and ‘It’s Only Love’ with Tina Turner. Each side is laden with gems, and the two openers, ‘One Night Love Affair’ and ‘She’s Only Happy When She’s Dancin” shouldn’t be discounted at all. ‘Long Gone’, and the record’s other tracks mean there isn’t a skippable piece. And they sound great on refreshed 180g vinyl. The gatefold packaging is beautiful, the sleeves themselves are, and the bonus disc full of anniversary content (bonus and live tracks) is wonderful to see! Some real incredible pieces that were left off the final product for some reason. The titular ‘Reckless’, ‘Play to Win’ and especially ‘Too Hot To Handle’ are all standout songs that could easily have been on the final record – but choosing any that made the final cut to replace would be tough, for sure.”