Monday, September 24, 2012

"Lost In Love" by Air Supply

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0044
Date:  02/09/1980
Debut:  81
Peak:  3
Weeks: 23
Genre: Pop, Soft Rock



Pop Bits:  Here is the song that started a winning streak of seven Top 10 hits in a row for these mellow Australians. Although they had some success in their native country, the group was not getting a footing in other regions. They got a big break when Arista's Clive Davis heard "Lost In Love" and signed them. The resulting album and title track finally broke them in the States and the group was off and running with a series of major hits.

ReduxReview:  I totally remember riding the school bus and hearing this song. The girls loved it. The guys - not so much. I remember one burnout saying during the song "someone needs to cut off their air supply," which I thought was hilarious. But I had to keep my chuckles to myself as I was a nerd and didn't want to draw unwanted attention. Anyway, at the time I was a fan of good ol' AC easy pop and was a devout supporter of the Captain & Tennille and the Carpenters. But this Air Supply song just didn't do it for me. I thought it was too dreamy and whiny. A few hits later I got on board the Supply train for a smooth and easy ride. I like this song much better now, but it is still not one of my top faves of theirs.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The original version of "Lost In Love" was a 5+ minute song recorded for their album "Life Support." This version peaked at #13 in Australia. Clive Davis had the song remixed to a shorter version and then released it worldwide on Arista.

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2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if it is irrational or not, but I love, love, love Air Supply. I can haul out their =Best Of= about once every six months and be astonished at how awesome 16 tracks can be. It makes my ears bleed with syrupy joy. - M

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    1. I know - I meant to just listen to this song and ended up listening to the whole damn hits album. Deelish.

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