Sunday, November 9, 2014

"Even the Nights Are Better" by Air Supply

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  1070
Date:  06/12/1982
Debut:  67
Peak:  5
Weeks:  18
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Their previous album, "The One That You Love," yielded three Top 10 hits including the #1 title track. This lead single from their album "Now and Forever" became their seventh consecutive Top 5 pop hit (and third straight #5), but it ended up being the weakest hit of the bunch. This did not bode well for the LP and indeed it only mustered a #27 showing ("The One That You Love" reached #10). It did become another platinum seller for the group, but it would end up be their last studio album to reach that level.

ReduxReview:  Air Supply kind of lost me with this song. I really liked the verse, but there was something about the chorus I didn't like. I think it may have been riding the sappy, sing-along line a little to much for me and may have stepped over it a bit. I just didn't dig it as much as their previous primo AC hits. I think the album lacked a killer cut, plus their big-ballad formula was beginning to wear thin.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song is one of a handful in chart history to fall from the Top 10 to outside the Top 40. After it peaked at #5 for a couple of weeks, the song dipped slightly to #6 and then took a huge tumble to #42. Oddly, out of the few songs to have made this drop, a total of four songs would come from 1982. The other three from 1982 to make the dive all did it from the #10 position. Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" would go from #10 to #48, Kool & the Gang's "Get Down on It" would go from #10 to #47, and Donna Summer's "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" would slide from #10 to #59.


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