One Good Reason
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: 1980 or '81 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: You Want It, You Got It (A&M Records, 1981)
Audio:
  Bryan Adams: guitar, vocals
Tommy Mandel: keyboards
Brian Stanley: bass
Mickey Curry: drums
 
Recorded March 1981 at the Power Station, New York.  Produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.  Recorded and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
Comments:
When Bryan was recording his vocal for "One Good Reason" at the Power Station in New York, producer Bob Clearmountain thought it would sound interesting to place Bryan in the concrete stairwell at the back of the studio.  Bryan couldn;t see Bob,and Bob Couldn;t see Bryan ... they could only communicate via Bryan's microphone and headphones.

Bryan was mid-vocal when he noticed a large garbage dumpster nearby. God only knows what inspired him, but he lifted the lid and let it drop.

The sound was so loud over the the control room speakers, and so unexpected, that Bob Clearmountain literally jumped right out of his chair! 



The dumpster lid can be heard halfway through the song (at 1 minute 52 seconds).
Lyrics: I've got one hand on your door
And one hand in my pocket
The world is on my shoulders
And I'm trying to get to you

Getting pretty worried
Now that Ronnie's in the office
I shouldn't let it get to me
There's nothing I can do

I think that you should know by now
You've done the damage now it can't be changed
So give me one good reason
One good reason to stay

Well I knew that you were sleepin'
And I didn't want to wake you
Cause this troubled look I got
Might make you change your mind

There's no need for conversation
There's no reason to forsake you
I was looking for the answers
But there's nothing here to find

I think that you should know by now
You've done the damage now it can't be changed
So give me one good reason
One good reason to stay

Just give me one good reason
One good reason to stay