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With their heavily orchestrated, sweet ballads, the Australian soft rock group Air Supply became a staple of early-'80s radio, scoring a string of seven straight Top Five singles. Air Supply, for most intents and purposes, was the duo of vocalists Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell; other members came through the group over the years, yet they only functioned as backing musicians and added little to the group's sound. Hitchcock and Russell met while performing in a Sydney, Australia, production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1976. The two singers formed a partnership and with the addition of four supporting musicians -- keyboardist Frank Esler-Smith, guitarist David Moyse, bassist David Green, and drummer Ralph Cooper -- Air Supply was born. For several years, the group gained no attention outside of Australia, earning one significant hit single, "Love and Other Bruises." Their first international exposure came in the late '70s, when Rod Stewart had them as his opening act on a North American tour. Air Supply signed a record contract with Arista in 1980, releasing their first album by the end of the year. Lost in Love, their debut, was a major success in the U.S., selling over two million copies and spawning the hit singles "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," and "Every Woman in the World." The following year they released their second album, The One That You Love. The title track became their only number one hit and it also featured two other Top Ten hits, "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" and "Sweet Dreams." With their third album, 1982's Now and Forever, their popularity dipped slightly -- it only had one Top Ten hit, "Even the Nights Are Better," and the other two singles, "Young Love" and "Two Less Lonely People in the World," scraped the bottom of the Top 40. Air Supply released a Greatest Hits collection in 1983, featuring a new single, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." The single spent two weeks at number two while the album peaked at number seven and eventually sold over four million copies. Two years later, they released Air Supply, their fourth album. It featured the number 19 single "Just As I Am," but it was clear that their audience was shrinking -- the album was their first not to go platinum. Hearts in Motion (1986) was even less successful, peaking at number 84 and spending only nine weeks on the charts. After its disappointing performance, Air Supply broke up. Hitchcock and Russell reunited in 1991, releasing Earth Is..., but the album failed to make the charts as did 1993's Vanishing Race and 1995's News From Nowhere. The new millennium marked the band's first studio album in four years, and a summer tour in support of Yours Truly. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Air Supply

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    16 songs

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    Air Supply Live

    30 songs

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    The Essential Air Supply

    14 songs

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    Mumbo Jumbo

    14 songs

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    The Singer & The Song

    17 songs

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    Free Love

    13 songs

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    Yours Truly

    10 songs

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    The One That You Love

    10 songs

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    The Christmas Album [Arista]

    10 songs

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    The Book of Love

    11 songs

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    News from Nowhere

    10 songs

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    The Vanishing Race

    10 songs

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    The Earth Is...

    10 songs

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    Now and Forever

    10 songs

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    Lost in Love

    1 song

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    I Adore You

    1 song

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    I Want You

    1 song

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    Desert / Sea / Sky

    15 songs

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    Free Love

    14 songs

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    Love Songs

    12 songs

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    Platinum & Gold Collection

    18 songs

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    Ultimate Air Supply

    18 songs

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    The Definitive Collection

    12 songs

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    The Singer & the Song

    14 songs

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    All Out of Love Live

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Top Songs by
Air Supply

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    Popularity
  2.   Making Love Out of Nothing at All
  3.   All Out of Love
  4.   The One That You Love
  5.   Lost in Love
  6.   Winter Wonderland
  7.   Even the Nights Are Better
  8.   Sleigh Ride
  9.   Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
  10.   Every Woman in the World
  11.   Just as I Am
  12.   Sweet Dreams
  13.   Without You
  14.   All of Love
  15.   Two Less Lonely People in the World
  16.   Chances
  17.   Two Less Lonely People
  18.   Unchained Melody
  19.   The Power of Love (You Are My Lady)
  20.   Hold On
  21.   Shadow of the Sun/Sweet Dreams
  22.   Longer
  23.   Don't Throw Our Love Away
  24.   Lonley is the Night
  25.   Young Love
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    '80s #1 Hits

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