Saturday, June 13, 1981

Air Supply’s The One That You Love hit the U.S. charts

First posted 1/18/2009; updated 9/20/2020.

The One That You Love

Air Supply

Charted: June 13, 1981

Peak: 10 US, -- UK, 21 CN, 10 AU

Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 1.0 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: adult contemporary


Song Title (date of single release, chart peaks) Click for codes to singles charts.

  1. Don’t Turn Me Away
  2. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) (9/19/81, 5 US, 1 AC, 43 AU, airplay: 1 million)
  3. Keeping the Love Alive
  4. The One That You Love (5/16/81, 1 US, 2 AC, 10 AU, sales: 1 million, airplay: 1 million)
  5. This Heart Belongs to Me
  6. Sweet Dreams (12/12/81, 5 US, 4 AC, airplay: 1 million)
  7. I Want to Give It All
  8. I’ll Never Get Enough of You
  9. Tonite
  10. I’ve Got Your Love

Total Running Time: 39:59

The Players:

  • Russell Hitchcock (vocals)
  • Graham Russell (vocals, rhythm guitar)
  • Rex Goh, David Moyse (guitars)
  • Dave Green (bass)
  • Frank Esler-Smith (keyboards)
  • Ralph Cooper (drums)


3.573 out of 5.00 (average of 4 ratings)


About the Album:

The One That You Love was Air Supply’s second international release and perhaps their finest all-around studio outing.” AMG Like its predecessor, Lost in Love, the album was produced by future-Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Clive Davis. Both albums also spawned three top-five Billboard Hot 100 hits. the lead single, “the heart-wrenching title track,” AMG became Air Supply’s first and only chart-topper.

“The sheer drama of Here I Am and the swooping orchestration of Sweet Dreams complete this smash-hit trilogy.” AMG The former was “closely related to the style of Barry Manilow, one of the band’s influences” WK while the latter came closer than anything the group had done to a foray into rock. The song also lent itself to a more bombastic, orchestral treatment, as demonstrated in the video below.

“As suggested by their name, a sense of air and space pervades other pop-tastic ballads such as This Heart Belongs to Me and Keeping the Love Alive.” AMG I’ll Never Get Enough of You was the main theme of a Japanese TV novel, leading it to become the group’s first entry on any Asian chart. WK

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