All Out of Love

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"All Out of Love"
Single by Air Supply
from the album Lost in Love
B-side"Old Habits Die Hard"
Released7 February 1980
GenreSoft rock[1]
Length4:04 (album version)
3:53 (single version)
Songwriter(s)Clive Davis, Graham Russell
Producer(s)Robie Porter
Air Supply singles chronology
"Lost in Love"
"All Out of Love"
"Every Woman in the World"
Music video
"All Out of Love" on YouTube
Audio sample

"All Out of Love" is a song by British/Australian soft rock duo Air Supply, released as a single in 1980 from their fifth studio album Lost in Love. The song was written by Graham Russell and Clive Davis. The song's lyrics describe the emotional state of a man desperately trying to win back the love of his life after the couple's separation caused by a wrong done by the man against the woman he's in love with. In the United States, it reached number two on the Hot 100 (blocked from the top spot by both "Upside Down" by Diana Ross and "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen) and number 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In the UK, the song reached number 11 and is their only top 40 hit in that country. It placed 92nd in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Love Songs" in 2003.[2]


The chorus was originally "I'm all out of love, I want to arrest you". However, Clive Davis thought that Americans would not understand what that meant so he suggested "I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you". This is why he has a songwriting credit.[3]

The song is known for vocalist Russell Hitchcock holding the final note for 16.2 seconds. This was the longest-held note for a male pop singer until 1983, when Sheriff lead vocalist Freddy Curci held the final note of "When I'm with You" for 19.4 seconds.[4]


Cash Box said that "a dynamite chorus and swelling crescendo insure hit status.."[5]


Track listing[edit]

Air Supply version:

  1. "All Out of Love" – 4.01
  2. "Here I Am" – 3.48
  3. "Every Woman in the World" – 3.32

Charts and certifications[edit]

Andru Donalds version[edit]

"All Out of Love"
Single by Andru Donalds
from the album Snowin' Under My Skin
Released11 April 1999
Songwriter(s)Clive Davis, Graham Russell
Producer(s)Michael Cretu
Andru Donalds singles chronology
"(Still) Lovin' You"
"All Out of Love"
"Simple Obsession"

In 1999, Andru Donalds recorded a cover version of the song that was successful in German-speaking Europe, peaking at number three in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. It is from the album Snowin' Under My Skin, and also appears on the compilation album Chart Hits 6 - 1999.

Music video[edit]

The music video is set in a desert. In the first half of the song, Donalds sings the song blindfolded to deserters also blindfolded. In between, shades are also displayed and a bowl is filled with water. From the second half, he sings without a blindfold and draws the attention of a resident to the end.[21]

Track listing[edit]


  1. "All Out of Love" (radio edit) - 4:00
  2. "All Out of Love" (Dance Radio Mix) - 3:59
  3. "All Out of Love" (Slow Ambient Mix) - 4:18
  4. "All Out of Love" (Ambient Club Mix) - 6:23



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[30] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[31] Gold 250,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Other versions[edit]

  • In 1997, Irish boy band OTT released their version of the song which peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart, the same peak position as the original.[32]
  • In 2003, Dutch trance act The Foundation featuring singer Natalie Rossi scored a top 40 hit on the UK Singles Chart with their version.[33] It also reached No. 20 on the UK Dance Singles Chart.[34]
  • In 2006, Westlife recorded and performed the song on The X Factor as a duet with Delta Goodrem on that group's album, The Love Album. It charted without being properly released as a single, peaking at No. 31 on the Swedish singles chart in 2007.[35]
  • In 2012 the Irish group Celtic Thunder made a version of the song in their show Voyage, which was sung by Keith Harkin.

In other media[edit]

"All Out of Love" features in a scene in the 2010 Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom.[36]


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