Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

Two Less Lonely People In the World - Now and Forever

(Debuted November 13, 1982, Peaked #38, 13 Weeks on the Chart)

Laugh if you want when you see the group name, but Air Supply was a chart machine in the early 1980s. From 1980-'82, they sent seven straight singles into the Top 5 in the U.S. That streak was broken by the single "Young Love," and its followup "Two Less Lonely People in the World" was unable to better the #38 peak of that record.

Despite the big hits, the duo was definitely cooling down. The LP Now & Forever would be their last platinum album (not including the Greatest Hits compilation that contained their next hit single  "Making Love Out of Nothing at All") and it was similar to their other early 80s albums in that the most interesting songs were also the singles. But "Two Less Lonely People in the World" may have been negatively impacted by the material that hit earlier. It's a shame it's been forgotten under the psychological weight of "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love" and "Even the Nights Are Better."

If you're not familiar with it and don't immediately have to reach for the radio dial whenever one of their big hits starts playing, check it out. You may be surprised.

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