Keep On Loving You (song)
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|"Keep On Loving You"|
|Single by REO Speedwagon|
|from the album Hi Infidelity|
|B-side||Follow My Heart|
|Released||November 4, 1980|
|Recorded||September 3, 1980|
|Producer(s)||Kevin Beamish, Kevin Cronin, Alan Gratzer, Gary Richrath|
|REO Speedwagon singles chronology|
"Keep On Loving You" is a hard rock power ballad written by Kevin Cronin and performed by American rock band REO Speedwagon. It features the lead guitar work of Gary Richrath. It was the first REO Speedwagon single to break the top 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, reaching the number-one spot for one week in March 1981 and becoming the 500th song to do so in the process. The single was certified Platinum for U.S. sales of over 2 million copies. It peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart.
In popular culture
- The song has been featured in numerous films, beginning with the 1982 film The Last American Virgin.
- It has subsequently featured in Crank: High Voltage, Smiley Face, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past as well as appearing on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
- A cover version by The Donnas appears in the 1999 film Drive Me Crazy and in the TV series Cougar Town.
- In 2010, an episode from the Canadian teen show Degrassi: The Next Generation was named after this song.
- The song is featured on the CBS crime drama Cold Case episode "Love Conquers Al".
In 1981, the music video of the song was the 17th played on the first day of broadcast of MTV, on August 1. It was framed by a scene of Kevin Cronin talking about his relationship troubles with a female psychiatrist and contained a shot where a woman picked up a telephone connected to Gary Richrath's guitar, referencing the live version of "157 Riverside Avenue."
|Australian Kent Music Report||3|
|Belgian VRT Top 30||14|
|Dutch Top 40||13|
|Germany Media Control Charts||15|
|Irish Singles Chart||6|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||22|
|South African Singles Chart||3|
|Swiss Music Charts||4|
|UK Singles Chart||7|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Top Rock Tracks||9|
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