Mellencamp, Springsteen, and Petty, raspy-voiced Canadian
singer/songwriter Bryan Adams embodied that brand of '80s music known as
"heartland rock." His straightforward style connected with pop
audiences, and his 1984 album "Reckless" sold more than five
million copies. Adams' hot streak continued into the '90s, peaking in
1992 with the massive "Everything I Do (I Do It For You),"
from the soundtrack to Robin Hood. A late-'90s glam-rock makeover was
largely unsuccessful, but he remains enormously popular worldwide. He's
also branched out into dance and pop through collaborations with Spice
Girl Mel C. and Chicane.