Reach for the Sky (Ratt album)

Reach for the Sky
Studio album by Ratt
Released November 1, 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Hard rock
Length 39:25
Label Atlantic
Producer Beau Hill and Mike Stone
Ratt chronology
Dancing Undercover
Reach for the Sky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Reach for the Sky is Ratt's fourth full length album. Though it sold well enough to achieve Platinum sales status and spawned the popular "I Want a Woman" and "Way Cool Jr.", it was not enough to keep the band on the road for longer than seven months, as a result, "What's It Gonna Be", not released as a single, was used as a B-Side to "Lovin' You's a Dirty Job", the first single from their next release Detonator, in the hopes that people will go back and take a second look at Reach for the Sky.

Opening acts on this tour included Warrant and Kix.

This album has also marked the last Ratt album to be produced by Beau Hill. The band originally intended for the album to be produced entirely by Mike "Clay" Stone, but Stone's abysmal producing of the album, from the DAT tape recordings, prompted Atlantic Records to bring in Beau Hill to assist Stone and salvage the album.

Pro wrestler Brian Pillman used "Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds" as his theme music, when WCW talent go on tour with New Japan Pro Wrestling.


Track listing

Side One

  1. "City to City" (Pearcy/Crosby/DeMartini/Croucier/Hill) – 3:31
  2. "I Want a Woman" (Pearcy/Crosby/Croucier/Hill) – 3:58
  3. "Way Cool Jr." (Pearcy/DeMartini/Hill) – 4:27
  4. "Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds" (Pearcy/Crosby/Croucier/Hill) – 3:08
  5. "I Want to Love You Tonight" (Pearcy/Crosby/DeMartini) – 4:27

Side Two

  1. "Chain Reaction" (Pearcy/DeMartini/Croucier) – 3:42
  2. "No Surprise" (Pearcy/DeMartini)– 4:03
  3. "Bottom Line" (Pearcy/Crosby/DeMartini/Croucier/Hill) – 4:20
  4. "What's It Gonna Be" (Pearcy/Crosby/DeMartini/Croucier/Hill) – 4:07
  5. "What I'm After" (Pearcy/Croucier) – 3:35


Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (America) - album

Year Chart Position
1988 Billboard 200 17

Billboard (America) - singles

Single Year Chart Position
"Way Cool Jr." 1988 Billboard Hot 100 75
Mainstream Rock Tracks 16


Country Certification Date Sales certified
U.S. Platinum December 06, 1989 1,000,000


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