It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Chris Isaak

Songwriter Chris Isaak clearly loves the reverb-laden rockabilly and country of Sun Studios. In particular, he transfers the sweeping melancholy of Roy Orbison's classic Monument singles ("Crying," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "In Dreams") to the more stripped-down, rootsy sound of Sun, resulting in a stylized take on '50s and '60s rock & roll that made him into a star in the early '90s, propelled to a great degree by the hit single "Wicked Game."

Isaak began performing after he graduated from college, forming the rockabilly band Silvertone. The group, which featured guitarist James Calvin Wilsey, bassist Rowland Salley, and drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, would become the singer/guitarist's permanent supporting band. Isaak released his first album, Silvertone, on Warner Bros. in 1985. It was critically well received yet failed to sell well. Two years later, he released the self-titled Chris Isaak, which managed to scrape into the Top 200 album charts. After its release, the singer began an acting career with a bit part in Jonathan Demme's 1988 film Married to the Mob; he would later have parts in Wild at Heart, The Silence of the Lambs, and A Dirty Shame, as well as starring in his own situation comedy series for the Showtime cable network.

Released in 1989, Heart Shaped World initially sold more than Chris Isaak, yet it didn't manage to break big until late 1990, when the single "Wicked Game" was featured in David Lynch's Wild at Heart. Soon, the single became a Top Ten hit; the album also made it into the Top Ten and sold over a million copies. Both 1993's San Francisco Days and 1995's Forever Blue mined essentially the same vein as Heart Shaped World, yet both went gold and spawned a handful of hits. In 1996, Isaak released The Baja Sessions; Speak of the Devil followed two years later.

Isaak's busy touring schedule and growing visibility as an actor kept him out of the recording studio until 2002, when he released Always Got Tonight, though in 2004 he did find time to cut his first seasonal album, Chris Isaak Christmas, which featured five new Yuletide tunes along with a batch of holiday favorites.

The musician once again flexed his TV muscles in 2009 with The Chris Isaak Hour, whose debut on the Biography Channel was promoted in part by Mr. Lucky, his first album of original material in seven years. A year later he released the concert album Live at the Fillmore. In 2011, Isaak paid tribute to the classic '50s rockabilly and country music produced by the legendary Sam Phillips at Memphis' Sun Records with his album Beyond the Sun. Recorded at Sun Studios, Isaak delivered cuts originally recorded by such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others.

In 2015, Isaak signed on as a judge on the seventh season of The X Factor Australia. Also that year, he returned with his 13th full-length album, First Comes the Night. Recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Mark Needham, the album also included production from Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum) and Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell). ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Beyond The Sun (Deluxe Version)

Disc 1

1. Ring Of Fire

2. Trying To Get To You

3. I Forgot To Remember To Forget

4. Great Balls Of Fire

5. Can't Help Falling In Love

6. Dixie Fried

7. How's The World Treating You

8. It's Now Or Never

9. Miss Pearl

10. Live It Up

11. I Walk The Line

12. So Long I'm Gone

13. She's Not You

14. My Happiness

Disc 2

1. My Baby Left Me

2. Oh, Pretty Woman

3. Doin' The Best I Can

4. Your True Love

5. Crazy Arms

6. Lovely Loretta

7. Everybody's In The Mood

8. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry

9. Love Me

10. Doncha' Think It's Time

11. That Lucky Old Sun

x

Track List: Mr. Lucky

1. Cheater's Town

2. We Let Her Down

3. You Don't Cry Like I Do

4. We've Got Tomorrow

5. Breaking Apart

6. Baby Baby

9. Summer Holiday

10. Best I Ever Had

11. We Lost Our Way

12. Very Pretty Girl

13. Take My Heart

14. Big Wide Wonderful World

x

Track List: Best Of Chris Isaak

1. San Francisco Days

2. Somebody's Crying

3. Wicked Game

4. Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing

5. Let Me Down Easy

6. Two Hearts

7. King Without A Castle

8. Only The Lonely

9. Speak Of The Devil

10. Blue Spanish Sky

11. You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love

13. Let's Have A Party

14. Dancin'

15. Blue Hotel

16. Please

17. I Want You To Want Me

x

Track List: Always Got Tonight

1. One Day

2. Let Me Down Easy

3. Worked It Out Wrong

4. Courthouse

5. Life Will Go On

6. Always Got Tonight

7. Cool Love

8. Notice the Ring

9. I See You Everywhere

10. American Boy

11. Somebody to Love

12. Nothing to Say

x

Track List: Speak of the Devil

1. Please

2. Flying

3. Walk Slow

4. Breaking Apart

5. This Time

6. Speak of the Devil

7. Like the Way She Moves

8. Wanderin'

9. Don't Get So Down on Yourself

10. Black Flowers

11. I'm Not Sleepy

12. Lonely Nights

13. Talkin' About a Home

14. Super Magic 2000

x

Track List: Baja Sessions

1. Pretty Girls Don't Cry

2. Back On Your Side

3. Only The Lonely

4. South Of The Border

5. I Wonder

6. Wrong To Love You

7. Waiting For My Lucky Day

8. Yellow Bird

9. Two Hearts

10. Return To Me

11. Dancin'

12. Sweet Leilani

13. Think Of Tomorrow

x

Track List: Forever Blue

1. Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing

2. Somebody's Crying

3. Graduation Day

4. Go Walking Down There

5. Don't Leave Me on My Own

6. Things Go Wrong

7. Forever Blue

8. There She Goes

9. Goin' Nowhere

10. Changed Your Mind

11. Shadows in a Mirror

12. I Believe

13. The End of Everything

x

Track List: San Francisco Days

1. San Francisco Days

2. Beautiful Homes

3. Round 'N' Round

4. Two Hearts

5. Can't Do A Thing

6. Except The New Girl

7. Waiting

8. Move Along

9. I Want Your Love

10. 5:15

11. Lonely With A Broken Heart

12. Solitary Man

x

Track List: Heart Shaped World

1. Heart Shaped World

2. I'm Not Waiting

3. Don't Make Me Dream About You

4. Kings Of The Highway

5. Wicked Game

6. Blue Spanish Sky

7. Wrong To Love You

8. Forever Young

9. Nothing's Changed

10. In The Heart Of The Jungle

11. Diddley Daddy

x

Track List: Chris Isaak

1. You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love

2. Heart Full Of Soul

3. Blue Hotel

4. Lie To Me

5. Fade Away

6. Wild Live

7. This Love Will Last

8. You Took My Heart

9. Cryin'

10. Lovers Game

11. Waiting For The Rain To Fall

x

Track List: Silvertone

1. Dancin'

2. Talk to Me

3. Livin' for Your Lover

4. Back On Your Side

5. Voodoo

6. Funeral In the Rain

7. The Lonely Ones

8. Unhappiness

9. Tears

10. Gone Ridin'

11. Pretty Girls Don't Cry

12. Western Stars

13. Another Idea

x

Track List: First Comes The Night

1. First Comes The Night

2. Please Don't Call

3. Perfect Lover

4. Down In Flames

5. Reverie

6. Baby What You Want

7. Kiss Me Like A Stranger

8. Dry Your Eyes

9. Don't Break My Heart

10. Running Down The Road

11. Insects

12. The Way Things Really Are

x

Track List: First Comes The Night (Deluxe Edition)

1. First Comes The Night

2. Please Don’t Call

3. Perfect Lover

4. Down In Flames

5. Reverie

6. Baby What You Want Me To Do

7. Kiss Me Like A Stranger

8. Dry Your Eyes

9. Don’t Break My Heart

10. Running Down The Road

11. Insects

12. The Way Things Really Are

13. Some Days Are Harder Than The Rest

14. Keep Hanging On

15. Every Night I Miss You More

16. The Girl That Broke My Heart

17. Love The Way You Kiss Me

x

Track List: King Without A Castle

1. King Without A Castle

x

Track List: Please Don’t Call (Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Heartfelt and sincère talent .
Report as inappropriate
He may be inspired by previous greats, but he is in his own right BRILLIANT.
Report as inappropriate
Nice song b ABY b ABY !! Playing now
Report as inappropriate
cdokken7
Well, I am definitely a Chris Isaak admirer, that's for sure. There are only a very tiny, "scintilla" elite who can impress me w/ their personal version of Elvis. Nat King Cole, deserves merit for his own soothing version of anything he chooses to sing, but Chris Isaak as well is really impressive.
Report as inappropriate
Neo classic Rockabillya ! B-)
Report as inappropriate
He sings my life..
Report as inappropriate
sheffield57
Return to me. Isaak sexy voice omg
Report as inappropriate
love this song 21 pilots sing it better though
Report as inappropriate
sheffield57
Lyrics not the greatest but catchy t une. There She Goes,,,Issak
Report as inappropriate
Wicked Game a Classic ......
Report as inappropriate
Love this song very mysterious never new what artist sung this tell now. Wondering how many other tracks have that feel to it?
Report as inappropriate
This guy is hot and so is this song! Can't ever get tired of this song, very sexy.
Report as inappropriate
Best artist for this TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST OLDIES of the day! I can't get enough of his singing!!
Report as inappropriate
markhall87
Ban plagiarism and this prism of crippler waves.
Report as inappropriate
Yes
Report as inappropriate
skate away
Report as inappropriate
LOCAL artist
From the Central COAST

Wicked Game ALWAYS gets me!

0:"(
Report as inappropriate
Very nice...PEACE
Report as inappropriate
christian.d. f a u s t _ m r f
��...I can't help falling in love with you...��
Report as inappropriate
He destroyed River Bend Cincy about 20 or so years ago
He walked through the crowd playing his guitar, a complete bad-a** Elvis vibe to him
Report as inappropriate
Flawless
Report as inappropriate
glennsmooth
Never forget the time he walked on stage at the San Diego Street Scene wearing a disco-ball-l i k e suit made of mirrors! was awesome. great performer.
Report as inappropriate
I'm in love with this song. He and Elvis have similar voice. This song is full of feelings.
Report as inappropriate
Last song my Frank and I danced to. Miss u forever. I lost my best buddy when I lost u��
Report as inappropriate
conetyfamily
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
Report as inappropriate
rar914
We saw him perform at the Biltmore Estate a few summers ago in Asheville. One of the best shows ever.
Report as inappropriate
Nice
Report as inappropriate
Sounds a lot like Elvis.
Report as inappropriate
lil_sprout0
classic song always good when i hear it. love the vid. remember good videos, back when they made good music and people had good times and you could enjoy good food and good drink and get good at what you do to become good at what you once did and your boss told you good job at the end of a good week and you made good money so you could buy good things for your good wife and good kids, good GOD
Report as inappropriate
T I M E L E S S
Report as inappropriate
CHRIS DANG CAN I HAVE YOUR BABIES ???!!!
Report as inappropriate
artist685
Wicked Games was the sexiest song that Chris made or that made it to the charts.
Report as inappropriate
artist685
Damn, I thought I was listening to Elvis when I heard Chris Isaak sing Can't help falling in love! I always liked his voice and style. He will be around for a long time. Great voice.
Report as inappropriate
I have no use for a really fast car anymore..EXC E P T . . . To listen to Chris Isaak while flyin across the desert. It would be a lame attempt to recapture my youth. I'm at peace with it all.
Report as inappropriate
Beautiful voice.
Report as inappropriate
Amazing voice
Report as inappropriate
Went to see him in Austin TX...he was awesome
Report as inappropriate
I love his rendition of Elvis Presley's song! He sounds a little like him too. Beautiful song.
Report as inappropriate
I want to fall in love with you GOD
Report as inappropriate
Wicked game is haunting.... a n d now it haunts me for that time long ago.
Report as inappropriate
this is some really sexy music
Report as inappropriate
artist685
Great voice! Nice cover of Elvis
Report as inappropriate
Not bad
Report as inappropriate
What a voice and not bad to look at - at all. Heard. him sing a Elvis song. the other day Oh so good and sooo sexy.
Report as inappropriate
Makes you want to get along with everybody no mater what color
Report as inappropriate
hlee537
What a wicked voice ;)
Report as inappropriate
Top Gun
Report as inappropriate
I like it
Report as inappropriate
kevinangvick
love chris isaak!
Report as inappropriate
Strange what desire will make foolish people do.. "
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[101, 103, 127, 98, 65, 67, 113, 95, 121, 96, 64, 70, 80, 97, 88, 126, 118, 94, 108, 116, 127, 122, 110, 100, 88, 109, 82, 66, 119, 94, 120, 92, 83, 72, 82, 118, 126, 70, 66, 120, 86, 72, 126, 76, 94, 110, 106, 95, 105, 103, 86, 120, 111, 115, 65, 88, 110, 121, 99, 69, 74, 82, 96, 95, 121, 91, 126, 97, 116, 95, 64, 66, 107, 80, 119, 98, 118, 108, 64, 74, 90, 89, 115, 99, 105, 127, 98, 105, 72, 112, 73, 66, 83, 80, 88, 122, 95, 68, 90, 105, 64, 85, 81, 91, 80, 67, 115, 99, 111, 97, 126, 107, 80, 77, 125, 77, 89, 120, 125, 87, 125, 114, 69, 98, 81, 121, 112, 120, 121, 81, 122, 92, 125, 112, 94, 108, 78, 117, 96, 110, 109, 74, 72, 98, 84, 117, 82, 65, 75, 104, 118, 125, 112, 119, 107, 75, 73, 82, 113, 94, 107, 89, 102, 92, 92, 79, 109, 98, 104, 106, 112, 96, 84, 71, 92, 86, 112, 124, 110, 91, 65, 82, 91, 95, 98, 67, 123, 80, 67, 95, 123, 118, 105, 92, 66, 87, 90, 102, 75, 84, 117, 78, 86, 65, 118, 124, 94, 75, 98, 114, 111, 93, 108, 105, 101, 115, 113, 108, 102, 100, 95, 74, 99, 113, 97, 74, 81, 69, 106, 122, 93, 64, 92, 88, 115, 73, 104, 115, 111, 71, 98, 111, 123, 101, 112, 99, 67, 81, 73, 93, 91, 116, 75, 85, 119, 98, 70, 70, 103, 91, 121, 84, 118, 109, 100, 119, 118, 86, 84, 120, 64, 120, 86, 67, 109, 96, 77, 65, 105, 93, 112, 116, 73, 69, 85, 93, 120, 75, 92, 82, 123, 67, 102, 103, 94, 107, 109, 100, 99, 118, 103, 125, 105, 108, 97, 98, 101, 86, 81, 112, 109, 85, 82, 86, 105, 114, 99, 109, 70, 76, 107, 118, 94, 72, 83, 105, 90, 119, 108, 69, 72, 105, 66, 107, 64, 66, 99, 84, 95, 113, 114, 86, 108, 95, 100, 99, 121, 119, 65, 88, 125, 100, 113, 80, 89, 68, 107, 112, 101, 117, 98, 119, 102, 113, 73, 75, 116, 120, 69, 103, 113, 103, 105, 69, 118, 119, 66, 98, 65, 86, 92, 108, 124, 74, 125, 95, 113, 67, 70, 110, 108, 95, 80, 99, 122, 96, 112, 78, 96, 107, 70, 99, 75, 91, 127, 87, 74, 90, 113, 69, 71, 69, 73, 102, 109, 97, 71, 122, 75, 112, 126, 65, 119, 118, 92, 125, 69, 108, 105, 114, 112, 112, 78, 127, 94, 88, 84, 100, 78, 86, 76, 108, 80, 70, 64, 71, 110, 70, 112, 64, 127, 107, 87, 91, 89, 116, 67, 75, 109, 71, 82, 75, 117, 109, 123, 95, 69, 79, 93, 117, 100, 91, 94, 121, 76, 119, 99, 93, 116, 107, 66, 112, 67, 110, 111, 121, 77, 67, 115, 92, 94, 127, 125, 95, 72, 64, 66, 74, 91, 110, 88, 66, 111, 98, 103, 110, 86, 79, 119, 121, 91, 95]