Lost in Love (Air Supply song)

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"Lost in Love"
Lost in Love Air Supply.jpg
Single by Air Supply
from the album Lost in Love
B-side"I Don't Want to Lose You"
ReleasedJanuary 1980
Format7" (45 rpm)
GenreCountry pop, soft rock
Length3:51
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Graham Russell
Producer(s)Robie Porter, Rick Chertoff, Charles Fisher
Air Supply singles chronology
"Lost in Love"
(1980)
"All Out of Love"
(1980)
Audio sample
"Lost in Love"
Music video
"Lost in Love" on YouTube

"Lost in Love" is a 1980 song recorded by the Australian soft rock group Air Supply. The song was written by group member Graham Russell. The original version of the song appeared on the Life Support album in 1979 and was released as a single in Australia, reaching number 13 on the Kent Music Report. The group re-recorded the song for the album Lost In Love in 1980 and this version was released as a single in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Air Supply's popularity in their native country during the mid to late 1970s had not been matched elsewhere. Russell travelled to England in 1979, and while there, discovered that the group's Australian record label Big Time Records had sold "Lost in Love" to Arista Records in the United States for distribution. Soon thereafter, their song became a hit on the music charts in the US.[1] The song spent four weeks at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1980 and topped the Billboard adult contemporary chart for six weeks that same year.[2]

This song was featured in an episode of Family Guy, "Emission Impossible", the 1981 American film Private Lessons, and the Australian film Hotel de Love.

Personnel[edit]

Music videos[edit]

There are two music videos for "Lost in Love". One, an official video, has Air Supply singing on a blue background, while their entire band of additional personnel play their music for them. The other one has Air Supply singing live at a concert.[3][4]

Charts[edit]

Dickey Lee and Kathy Burdick version[edit]

A country music version of "Lost in Love" was recorded later in 1980 by singers Dickey Lee and Kathy Burdick. This version peaked at number 30 on the Billboard country music chart.

Demis Roussos version[edit]

"Lost in Love"
Single by Demis Roussos
from the album Man of the World
Released1980 (1980)
Format7" vinyl single (45 RPM)
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)Graham Russell
Producer(s)David Mackay
Demis Roussos singles chronology
"L.O.V.E. Got a Hold of Me"
(1978)
"Lost in Love"
(1980)
"Follow Me"
(1982)

That same year 1980, Demis Roussos covered the song on his 1980 studio album Man of the World. The recording featured singer Florence Warner. The cover was also released as a single, which reached no. 3 in Belgium (Flanders) and no. 4 in the Netherlands.[17]

The recording was produced by David Mackay.[17]

Track listing[edit]

7" single Mercury 6000 419 (1980, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Peru, South Africa, etc.)

A. "Lost In Love" (featuring Florence Warner) (3:31)
B. "Had to Run'" (3:04)[17][18]

7" single Mercury 6000 601 (1980, Italy)

A. "Lost In Love" (featuring Florence Warner) (3:30)
B. "Nascerà (Highway Home)'" (3:10)[17][19]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[20] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[21] 4

Other covers[edit]

Also in 1980 Czech singers Lenka Filipová and Karel Zich made a cover named "Mosty" ("Bridges"). 18 years later "Lost in Love" was covered by the New Zealand pop group Deep Obsession, becoming a number 1 hit in their homeland.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ AirSupplyVEVO (2013-06-20), Air Supply - Lost In Love, retrieved 2017-06-23
  4. ^ AirSupplyVEVO (2009-10-25), Air Supply - Lost In Love, retrieved 2017-06-23
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Air Supply – Lost in Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  8. ^ http://tsort.info/music/hgcawe.htm
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Air Supply – Lost in Love". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Air Supply Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Air Supply Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  12. ^ http://www.tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/19800524.html
  13. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts – 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  14. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.0272&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=mhe12pta2k83e08udtq66ot062
  15. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  16. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/1980YESP.html
  17. ^ a b c d "spanishcharts.com - Demis Roussos - Lost In Love". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  18. ^ "Demis Roussos - Lost In Love at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  19. ^ "Demis Roussos - Lost In Love / Nascerà (Highway Home) (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – Demis Roussos – Lost in Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Demis Roussos – Lost in Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 26, 2017.

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