One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1983 – Saga

“On the Loose” by Saga

Saga is a prog-rock band from Canada. They formed in 1977, and released their self-titled debut album in 1978. They were modestly successful. They released albums in 1979 and 1980, and had some songs that were hits in Canada.
In 1981, the band’s 4th album Worlds Apart was released. The lead single “Wind Him Up”, finally broke them into the Canadian Top 40, peaking at #22. The second single, “On the Loose”, proved to be a breakthrough in the U.S. It peaked at #26 on February 26, 1983. Saga tried to capitalize on that success by releasing their Canadian hit, “Wind Him Up” in the U.S. It weas not as succesful, only peaking at #64.

Although they did not score another hit in the U.S., they have maintained a loyal fan-base, and continue to record and tour. Here is their only U.S. top 40 hit, “On the Loose”:

2 thoughts on “One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1983 – Saga”

  1. I love this song!

    By the way, I haven’t forgotten about that article I said I’d do for you. After the holiday weekend I’ll get back to it and wrap it up quickly.


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