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Leo Sayer (born Gerard Sayer) had a string of highly polished mainstream pop hits in the late '70s. Sayer began his musical career as the leader of the London-based Terraplane Blues Band in the late '60s. He formed Patches with drummer Dave Courtney in 1971; Courtney used to play with British pop star Adam Faith. Faith was beginning a management career in the early '70s, so Courtney brought Patches to his former employer in hopes of securing a contract. Patches failed to impress Faith, yet he liked Sayer and chose to promote him as a solo artist. Sayer began recording some solo material written with David Courtney at Roger Daltrey's studio; the Who's lead singer liked the Sayer/Courtney originals enough to record a handful himself, including the hit "Giving It All Away." Sayer's debut single, "Why Is Everybody Going Home," failed to make any impact, yet 1973's "The Show Must Go On" hit number one in the U.K.; a cover by Three Dog Night stopped Sayer's version from charting in the U.S. The following year he released his first album, Silver Bird. Silver Bird was followed quickly by Just a Boy, which included two more British hit singles, "One Man Band" and "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)"; "Long Tall Glasses" managed to break Sayer into the American Top Ten in early 1975. Sayer's working relationship with Courtney was severed during the recording of his third album, Another Year (1975). The following year, he released Endless Flight, which was co-written with former Supertramp member Frank Furrell; featuring the number one singles "You Make Me Feel like Dancing" and "When I Need You," the record became his biggest hit in both the U.S. and the U.K., selling over a million copies in America. Following Endless Flight, Sayer became a fixture in the American Top 40, yet his hits began to dry up in England. Sayer began the '80s with the American number two hit, "More Than I Can Say," yet it was his last big single in the U.S. His last chart entry in America was the early 1981 hit "Living in a Fantasy"; the U.K. hits didn't stop until 1983, after "Till You Come Back to Me" scraped the charts. After laying low for the rest of the decade, he attempted a comeback in 1990 with Cool Touch, yet it fell on deaf ears. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Leo Sayer

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    16 songs

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    Restless Years

    17 songs

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    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Live with Leo Sayer

    15 songs

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    Leo Sayer - Best of Casino Nights

    11 songs

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    Greatest Hits Live!

    10 songs

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    Endless Flight

    10 songs

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    Leo Sayer

    10 songs

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    Living in a Fantasy

    14 songs

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    Have You Ever Been in Love

    10 songs

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    Just a Boy

    11 songs

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    Silverbird

    10 songs

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    Here

    10 songs

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    Another Year

    7 songs

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    Thunder in My Heart

    5 songs

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    Rhino Hi-Five: Leo Sayer

    11 songs

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    The River Sessions

    16 songs

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    The Very Best of Leo Sayer [Rhino]

    10 songs

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    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and Other Hits

    39 songs

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    The Show Must Go On: The Anthology

    7 songs

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    Leo Sayer: Past Seven

    2 songs

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    When I Need You

    12 songs

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    Don't Wait Until Tomorrow

    10 songs

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    Thunder in My Heart

    15 songs

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    Voice in My Head

    27 songs

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    Voices in My Head/Live in Melbourne

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Top Songs by
Leo Sayer

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    Popularity
  2.   More Than I Can Say
  3.   When I Need You
  4.   You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  5.   Long Tall Glasses
  6.   Another Year
  7.   Standing in the Rain
  8.   Please Don't Walk Away
  9.   Don`t Look Back
  10.   Agents of the Heart
  11.   Becalmed
  12.   We Got Away with It
  13.   The Loading Zone
  14.   Candygram
  15.   Monlighting
  16.   I Can't Stop
  17.   Oh Girl
  18.   Gun
  19.   On the Old Dirt Road
  20.   Rely on Me
  21.   Dancing the Night Away
  22.   Leo's Story, Pt. 3
  23.   Time Ran Out on You
  24.   Pop Life
  25.   Voice in My Head
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Leo Sayer

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    Yacht Rock

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    '70s Hits

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    Disco Hits

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    Classic Soft Hits

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    '70s Deep Dive

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    My Parents' Record Collection

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    Classic Hits

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    Disco Deep Dive


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