Foreigner   agent provocateur

Album Information

Released: 1984

Agent Provocateur is the fifth studio album by American/British rock band Foreigner, released on November 5, 1984. The album was the band's first and only number one album in the UK, and it reached the top 5 in the U.S. Although album sales were lower than their previous work in the U.S., it contains the band's biggest hit single, \"I Want to Know What Love Is\", which is their only #1 single in the UK and the U.S., staying at the top spot for three and two weeks respectively. The follow-up single, \"That Was Yesterday\", also proved to be a sizeable hit, peaking at #12 in the U.S. The album was certified Platinum in the UK by the BPI, and triple Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.

Song List

Title Genres Moods Themes

A Love in Vain

ballad and rock anxious, fearful, melancholy, reflective, romantic, sad, and sentimental breakup, desire, despair, and love lost

Down On Love

ballad and rock melancholy, romantic, and sentimental despair, hope, indifference, loneliness, and risk

Growing Up The Hard Way

rock passionate and spiritual endurance, indifference, loneliness, perseverance, and strength

I Want to Know What Love Is

ballad and rock happy, passionate, romantic, sentimental, and spiritual Top 30, beauty, home, hope, and time

Reaction to Action

metal and rock aggressive, angry, energetic, and passionate admiration, desire, indifference, and strength

She's Too Tough

metal and rock aggressive, angry, and energetic admiration, beauty, desire, and strength

Stranger in My Own House

rock aggressive and angry conflict, despair, and loneliness

That Was Yesterday

rock ambient, dreamy, fearful, passionate, reflective, sad, and sentimental Top 30, breakup, dreams, loneliness, and love lost

Tooth and Nail

metal and rock aggressive and passionate gossip and jealousy

Two Different Worlds

ballad and rock fearful, melancholy, reflective, sad, and sentimental desire, hope, and risk