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 and Life Support
B-side"I Don't Want to Lose You"
ReleasedJanuary 1980
Recorded1978
GenreSoft rock
Length3:51
5:34 (Original version)
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Graham Russell
Producer(s)Robie Porter, Rick Chertoff, Charles Fisher
Air Supply singles chronology
"What a Life"
(1978)
"Lost in Love"
(1980)
"All Out of Love"
(1980)
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 of the same name 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]

Cash Box described it as "soft rock, with elegant acoustic guitar work, glistening harmonies, light rhythm and electric piano touches."[3]

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.[4][5]

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)
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)
Music video
"Lost in Love" (Official Video) on YouTube

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.[18]

The recording was produced by David Mackay.[18]

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)[18][19]

7" single Mercury 6000 601 (1980, Italy)

A. "Lost In Love" (featuring Florence Warner) (3:30)
B. "Nascerà (Highway Home)'" (3:10)[18][20]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[21] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 4

Deep Obsession version[edit]

In 1998, "Lost in Love" was covered by New Zealand pop group Deep Obsession. It was released as their debut single and topped the charts in their homeland, staying at number one for two weeks in August 1998.[23] Their next two singles, "Cold" and "One & Only" were also number one hits.

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. ^ "CashBox Singles Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. 26 January 1980. p. 14. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  4. ^ AirSupplyVEVO (20 June 2013), Air Supply - Lost In Love, retrieved 23 June 2017
  5. ^ AirSupplyVEVO (25 October 2009), Air Supply - Lost In Love, retrieved 23 June 2017
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 13. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Song artist 520 - Air Supply". Tsort.info. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Air Supply – Lost in Love". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Air Supply Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Air Supply Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1980/Top 100 Songs of 1980". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ a b c d "spanishcharts.com - Demis Roussos - Lost In Love". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Demis Roussos - Lost In Love at Discogs". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Demis Roussos - Lost In Love / Nascerà (Highway Home) (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Demis Roussos – Lost in Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  22. ^ "Demis Roussos – Lost in Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  23. ^ "Charts.nz – Deep Obsession – Lost in Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 4 October 2020.

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