Top 10 Heavier Songs by Michael BoltonMetal_Treasure Michael Bolton is known for his pop rock/soft rock songs but before that he was a hard rock singer. Yes, until 1987, he was a (hard) rocker.
He even formed a hair rock band in 1979, Blackjack, with guitarist Bruce Kulick and bass player legend Jimmy Haslip. They released a self-titled debut in 1979 and a 2nd (and final) album in 1980 (Worlds Apart). Blackjack also opened for Ozzy Osbourne on tour.
In 1983 Michael Bolton went solo and released 4 hard rock albums.
Michael Bolton's got an amazing raspy voice with perfect pitch. His "torchy" voice is well suited for hard rock.
The Top Ten
All songs on this list give me a Foreigner vibe with a hint of Whitesnake (I like both Foreigner and Whitesnake) - Metal_Treasure
This song even has some metal riffing in it. Michael Bolton himself played the lead guitar. - Metal_Treasure
Again, he played the guitar solo - Metal_Treasure
Michael Bolton played the guitar solo - Metal_Treasure
A song of 1979 with Bruce Kulick on guitar before joining KISS in 1985. - Metal_Treasure
It's from his debut album, 1975 (he changed his name to Michael Bolton later) - Metal_Treasure
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