Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Sweet Dreams" by Air Supply

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0853
Date:  12/12/1981
Debut:  74
Peak:  5
Weeks:  20
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Air Supply's album "Lost in Love" produced three Top 10 hits and that feat was accomplished for a second time when this third single from their "The One That You Love" album climbed to #5. The song also became their sixth straight Top 10. It reached #4 at AC as well.

ReduxReview:  This song is a bit darker and slightly rockier (?) than the big, sweet AC ballads that had become known for. I guess the group didn't even think this song was single-worthy, but exec-producer Clive Davis loved the song and thought it would be a hit. Ends up he was right. I think this song has kind of gotten ignored over the years in favor of the love ballads and that is too bad. It's one of my favorites from them.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  A fourth single was not planned for the album. However, one was issued in Japan. The song "I'll Never Get Enough of You" was released there and it reached the Top 10.


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