Sunday, April 28, 2019

"All the Love in the World" by The Outfield

Song#:  2752
Date:  06/07/1986
Debut:  76
Peak:  19
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Rock, Power Pop

Pop Bits:  This UK band couldn't do much in their home country, but their American sounding rock played well in the US and they grabbed a Top 10 hit with "Your Love," the second single from their debut album Play Deep. For a follow-up, this next track was selected for release. It would do well getting to #14 at Rock while also cracking the Pop Top 20. The hit would help sales of the album continue and soon it would be certified platinum (and over time, multi-platinum).

ReduxReview:  This was a solid follow-up for the band. It may not be quite as hooky as "Your Love," but it's just as good as that hit. The background guitar line reminded me of The Police's "Every Breath You Take," but it was different enough to not seem like a copy. It probably should have gotten closer to the Top 10, if not just inside of it.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  The Outfield's debut album was produced by William Wittman. Wittman would work as a producer and/or engineer for many artists over the years including Pat Benatar, The Fixx, Joan Osborne, Mick Jagger, The Hooters, Scandal, and Loverboy. His career got a significant boost when he worked on Cyndi Lauper's hit debut album She's So Unusual. Wittman continued to work with Lauper on eight of her albums over the years. His association with her would lead to him winning a Grammy award. Lauper would go on to write the music to the 2013 Broadway hit show Kinky Boots. When it came time to record the cast album for the show, Lauper brought in Wittman to help on production. Lauper and Wittman would co-produce the LP along with arranger Stephen Oremus and Sammy James, Jr. The recording would win the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.



  1. I give this song an 8/10, I always felt this song deserved to be in the Top 10 and I actually slightly prefer this song over "Your Love" (I'm a little burnt out from hearing "Your Love" on the radio), I notice your 7/10 ratings seem to be higher and more favorable than most people's 7/10 ratings, by your standards is 7/10 considered a very good rating? By my standards I consider 7/10 to be a good rating.

    1. 7 is a good rating. Kind of equivalent to three-and-a-half stars out of five. 6 is meh, but 7 is something I'd consider buying. 5/6 is mid-range stuff that is okay, but perhaps not memorable. 4 and below gets into yuck territory.