‘80s Rocker Reworks Hit Song in Honor of Tim Tebow
If you don't know who John Parr is don't sweat it because you're not missing much. The '80s British singer had one hit, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion),” which raced up the charts to number one in September 1985. The song was originally dedicated to Canadian athlete Rick Hansen, who at the time was going around the world in his wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries. Parr's song was named for Hansen's efforts, the “Man in Motion Tour.” The hit song (which you can hear here) was also used as the theme song for the film “St. Elmo's Fire.”
Well, Parr has a new inspiration for his song: Denver Broncos wonderboy Tim Tebow. The singer changed the lyrics to his song as a tribute to Tebow, and of course it's called, “Tim Tebow’s Fire.” I have to admit, the 57-year-old Parr can still belt out some terrific '80s-sounding music. The song starts out very weak, but really gets going towards the end. You can check out all the lyrics here.