Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Young Love" by Air Supply

Song#:  1182
Date:  09/18/1982
Debut:  76
Peak:  38
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Adult Contemporary, Pop

Pop Bits:  The duo got their third consecutive #5-peaking single with "Even the Nights Are Better," the first single from their "Now and Forever" album. It was also their seventh Top 10 in a row. Sadly, their streak would come to an end with this second single from the LP. Considering their previous successes, the single's #38 peak was a big disappointment and it signaled that perhaps their soft rock sound was losing favor. Even AC radio wasn't as thrilled with the song only managing a #13 showing.

ReduxReview:  They started to lose me a bit with "Even the Nights" and it got worse with this song. I really did not like it at all. At the time I thought it was the worst thing I'd heard from them. I'm not that harsh on it now, but the tune just did not have the same magic and quality of their previous singles. I guess I wasn't the only one that felt that way in light of the lowly peak.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  In the US we have the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), which governs the sales certifications for recordings (gold, platinum, etc.). The equivalent in Australia (Air Supply's home) is the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association). In addition to certification, ARIA also established a Hall of Fame in 1998 to celebrate Australian artists. Honorees over the years have included AC/DC, Men at Work, The Bee Gees, Little River Band, and Olivia Newton-John. Air Supply was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.


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