“Hell on Wheels“ is a disco song performed by American singer-actress Cher from her sixteenth studio album, Prisoner. It was written by Bob Esty and Michele Aller and produced by Esty. It was released as the album’s first and only international single in late 1979. The song was also added to the “Roller Boogie” soundtrack in 1979. Lyrically, the track is about “follow what you like”.
“Hell on Wheels” initially received mixed reviews from critics, but in 1999 Randy Cordova from The Arizona Republic praised the song, calling it a “roller-disco anthem”. Cher starred in one of the very first music videos, a short film that Casablanca Records wanted to promote her single with. After releasing the promotional film, Cher began making music videos.
Prisoner (initially planned to be released under the title Mirror Image) was Cher’s second album of 1979, and was released nine months after Take Me Home. This was the last album of Cher’s to date to be produced by Bob Esty, with Esty and Michelle Aller contributing several of the songs. Compared to the disco […]
|Guitar (solo)||Steve Lukather|
|Background Vocals||Michele Aller|
|Background Vocals||Bob Esty|