|First posted 9/10/2020.|
Charted: August 20, 1983
Peak: 7 US, -- UK, -- CN, 11 AU
Sales (in millions): 5.0 US, -- UK, 5.0 world (includes US and UK)
Genre: adult contemporary
Song Title (date of single release, chart peaks) Click for codes to singles charts.
Total Running Time: 37:27
3.550 out of 5.00 (average of 4 ratings)
About the Album:
Air Supply released four albums in their native Australia before finding success in the United States, thanks to signing a deal with Arista Records. From 1980 to 1983, the group released three albums which produced seven consecutive top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The 1980 album Lost in Love produced the title cut, All Out of Love, and Every Woman in the World.
The title song to their 1981 album The One That You Love was the group’s only U.S. #1. It was followed by Here I Am and Sweet Dreams. They landed another top-five hit with Even the Nights Are Better from their 1982 Now and Forever album.
They landed their eight and final top-ten hit with Making Love Out of Nothing at All, the one new song featured on their 1983 Greatest Hits compilation. The song was penned by Jim Steinman, who’d most famously worked with Meat Loaf on his Bat Out of Hell album. He also wrote Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” the song which kept “Making Love” from reaching the top spot in America.
Unfortunately, this was Air Supply’s last trip to the top ten in the states. They only managed one more top 40 hit, the 1985 song “Just As I Am,” which peaked at #19. That makes this collection a pretty good sampling of the band, certainly during their heyday in the early ‘80s. At only nine songs, though, the collection feels a little light. They did have two minor hits (“Two Less Lonely People in the World” and “Young Love”) during this era which could have easily been added. Instead, the set features “Chances,” a non-single album cut from the band’s Lost in Love album.
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