Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He is best known, however, for his series of soft rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. He is noted for his distinctive tenor/countertenor voice and "strained" vocal style.
I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you're really setting yourself up for disappointment.
Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by, it's amazing if a song can transcend time.
The bigger you are, the harder they come down on you.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|When a Man Loves a Woman||1991||23,225|
|How Am I Supposed To Live Without You||1989||23,452|
|How Can We Be Lovers?||1989||61,762|
|Go The Distance||1997||67,571|
|To Love Somebody||1992||74,160|
|Said I Loved You...But I Lied||2006||101,637|
|(Sittin' on) The Dock of The Bay||1987||87,518|
|LEAN ON ME||1993||95,021|
|Full Name at Birth||Michael Bolotin|
|Date of Birth||February 26, 1953|
|Birthplace||New Haven, Connecticut|
|Height||5' 9" (175 cm)|
|Distinctive Features||Deep vocals|
|Claim to Fame||Love Is a Wonderful Thing|
|Music Genre||Pop/Rock, Uplifting|
|Music Style||Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock|
|Music Mood||Theatrical, Sensual, Sentimental, Romantic, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Passionate, Melancholy, Sophisticated, Intimate, Confident, Rousing, Bittersweet, Plaintive, Reflective, Dramatic, Gutsy, Uplifting, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant|
|Other Family Members||Isa (daughter)Holly (daughter)Taryn (daughter)|