Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Song of the Day: 'The One That You Love' by Air Supply

With thanks to RetroNewsNow for reminding me that "The One That You Love" was the No. 1 song in the country 40 years ago this week. I can practically hear it playing on the radio of my brother Bill's Toyota Corolla as we drove to La Casita to play tennis in the thousand-degree heat in Phoenix. While the Aussie duo is largely remembered as a punchline, they still sell out concert halls around the globe, while this, "All Out of Love," "Every Woman in the World" (their second best), "Here I Am," "Sweet Dreams," "Even the Nights Are Better" plus "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" (their worst) and "Lost in Love" (their best) are still constantly played on the radio. 

Trivia: Did you know the hit version of "Lost in Love" from 1980 was actually a superior rearrangement and recording of a song that first appeared on the band's 1979 album, "Life Support," sans crazed falsetto?!!! Hear the inferior original HERE.


Doyle said...

If anyone loves their sound, but hasn't heard their version of "Unchained Melody", it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, a must-hear! And this is coming from someone who thinks the original is SACRED. I found a music video! (:

Jinxy said...

I just rediscovered Air Supply a few weeks ago and have been playing this song constantly!

Kenny from Ohio said...

This knocked out Bette Davis Eyes after her 9 weeks at number one. This and that damn Stars On 45 nonsense. Not a huge fan but not as horrific as some AC music from the 80s.