Today’s Song of the Day is “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon, which hit #1 on this day in 1985. The song remained in the top spot for three weeks. It was the group’s second number-one hit on the U.S. charts (the first being 1981’s “Keep on Loving You”, also written by Kevin Cronin). “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” was the second single released off of 1984’s Wheels Are Turning album, following the song “I Do’ Wanna Know”. REO Speedwagon played this at Live Aid in 1985. They followed Rick Springfield on the US stage.
Two videos were made for this song: one that shows them goofing around in a rehearsal space before performing it, and another far more elaborate video directed by Kevin Dole that shows a baby going through different life stages from birth to death. Heavy on compositing and special effects, it was cutting edge for 1984.