Friday, May 8, 2015

"Two Less Lonely People in the World" by Air Supply

Song#:  1251
Date:  11/13/1982
Debut:  72
Peak:  38
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  It seems Air Supply's brand of music was in decline as the 80s moved on with pop audiences beginning to ignore their big ballads. "Young Love," the second single from their album "Now and Forever," stalled at #38 and broke their string of Top 10 hits. This third single did exactly as well reaching the same #38. However, their songs still thrived at AC with this one hitting #4. It was their eighth AC Top 10 hit.

ReduxReview:  This song is big a step up from the bland "Young Love," but I still don't consider it among their best. It's just a good, standard pop ballad that is an easy listen. No fuss, no muss. I'll always remember it as the first dance song for my best friend's sister's wedding. It was her second wedding, so they just got married at home. The happy couple danced to this song during the reception party. I'll always remember their cake too. It was a three tiered cake with chocolate frosting decorated in green and orange (can anyone say 70s?). What was even worse about it was that the decorator made a spelling mistake. They wanted the title of a Queen hit on the cake, but instead got "Another One Bits the Dust." In bright orange...

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by Howard Greenfield (with Ken Hirsch of "I've Never Been to Me" fame). Greenfield has written numerous hits including several for artist/writing partner Neil Sedaka. He has four #1 pop hits to his credit including Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and the Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together." Greenfield died in 1986 at age 49.


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