Robert Palmer

Though Robert Palmer achieved his greatest success with the pop-rock tracks "Addicted to Love" (1985) and "Simply Irresistible" (1986), the Grammy-winning British singer employed a diverse palette of influences ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1949 in Batley, England, GB

Filmography

Music (47)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

("Addicted To Love") (Song)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

("Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley") (Song Performer)

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

("Addicted To Love") (Song)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

("Woke Up Laughing") (Song Performer)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

("Woke Up Laughing") (Song)

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

("Looking For Clues") (Song)

Just My Luck 2006 (Movie)

("Some Guys Have All the Luck") (Song Performer)

A Cinderella Story 2004 (Movie)

("The Best Day Of My Life") (Song)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("Simply Irresistible") (Song Performer)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("Simply Irresistible") (Song)

Bringing Down the House 2003 (Movie)

("Simply Irresistible") (Song Performer)

Bringing Down the House 2003 (Movie)

("Simply Irresistible") (Song)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

("Simply Irresistible") (Song Performer)

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

("Witchcraft") (Song Performer)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Kurt Browning: You Must Remember This 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

("(Love Is) the Tender Trap") (Song Performer)

Deep Blues 1991 (Movie)

music director (Music)

MTV Rewind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

("Life in Detail") (Song Performer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

("I Didn't Mean to Turn You On") (Song Performer)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

Return of the Living Dead Part II 1988 (Movie)

("Bad Case of Lovin' You" "Looking For Clues") (Song Performer)

Return of the Living Dead Part II 1988 (Movie)

("Looking For Clues") (Song)

Sweet Lies 1988 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Sweet Lies 1988 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Bedroom Window 1987 (Movie)

("Hyperactive") (Song Performer)

The Bedroom Window 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Dangerously Close 1986 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

Nobody's Fool 1986 (Movie)

("You're Gonna Get What's Coming") (Song Performer)

Nobody's Fool 1986 (Movie)

songs("Flesh Wound" "You're Gonna Get What's Coming") (Song)

Out of Order 1986 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

("Let Yourself in For It") (Song Performer)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Morning After 1986 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

The Morning After 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Wraith 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Wraith 1986 (Movie)

("Addicted to Love") (Song Performer)

Summer Lovers 1982 (Movie)

("Johnny and Mary") (Song)

Ils appellent ca un Accident 1980 (Movie)

("Bad Case of Lovin' You (Doctor Doctor)") (Song Performer)

Tricks of the Trade (TV Show)

Song
Actor (14)

Hard Rock Live 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Killed the Radio Star 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Songs & Visions 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gershwin 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Blues 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 1st International Rock Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Tropical Rock: A Hot Night in Ibiza 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Soul Session: James Brown & Friends 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Smile Orange 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)
Other (2)

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Consultant

Deep Blues 1991 (Movie)

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Biography

Though Robert Palmer achieved his greatest success with the pop-rock tracks "Addicted to Love" (1985) and "Simply Irresistible" (1986), the Grammy-winning British singer employed a diverse palette of influences throughout his four-decade career, from the New Orleans funk of "Sneakin' Sally through the Alley" (1974) and barnstorming rock of "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" (1979) to blue-eyed soul, blues, New Wave and other genres. Blessed with a voice that could roar and croon with equal skill, Palmer moved from jazz-rock with Vinegar Joe and Dada in the early '70s to soul and reggae as a solo talent. He scored his first substantive hit with "(Doctor, Doctor)," but in characteristic fashion, circled back to the roots music he loved, despite lesser returns than his radio-friendly material. His true peak came in the mid-1980s with the one-two punch of The Power Station, a supergroup that teamed him with members of Duran Duran and Chic for a revved-up take on T. Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," and his 1985 solo effort, Riptide. The album's hit singles, "Addicted" and "Simply," were among the biggest hits of the 1980s thanks in part to music videos featuring the sartorially splendid Palmer against a backing "band" of sleek, eerily identical models. Later efforts failed to match the success of Riptide, though Palmer remained a popular concert draw until his death in 2003. His best material, steeped in classic soul and modern pop, preserved his status as one of rock's most polished talents.

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