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Foreigner re-releasing hit song, 'I want to know what love is' with help from Shriner's Hospital patients

Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 27, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. — It’s an 80s song that soared to the top of the music charts and ended up becoming Foreigner’s biggest hit - I want to know what love is.

The song is now the top song on 9-year-old Taylor Cassity’s list 35 years after it was released.

"If I had to rate it from 1 to 10 I would rate at 1000. It would be easily my favorite so far,” she said.

The band is re-releasing the song with a brand new music video. In September, Foreigner gave her and other patients a mic and let them belt out the song in front of cameras.

Cassity has been going to Shriners Hospital her entire life to receive care for a condition that affects her bones.

"We are fans for life!” she said.

All money made off the re-release will go straight to the hospital. Shriner’s provides care to all kids, regardless of their families ability to pay.

“That’s love,” said Angela Cassity, Taylor’s mom. She says the song now has new meaning.

"It’s amazing and it’s definitely put some huge smiles on a lot of these children’s faces and something that they will never forget,” she said.

The band has donated money to the hospital for the last 10 years. They wanted to have a more meaningful impact and decided re-recording their most famous song with patients singing the chorus would do the trick. For Taylor, becoming a singer is a dream she hopes to chase.

"I want to be and I think it’s really fun,” she said.

Her mom says she definitely has the star factor.

"She has it in her oh yes. If you see the video you’ll see it! Singing!" she said.

The video comes out on iTunes and Google Play January 1, 2019.