Monday, April 1, 2013

All out of Love

Air Supply, 1980. 

I didn't fully embrace the true range of sappiness of Air Supply's work until I got my hands on a copy of their Greatest Hits album in 1987. I remember spending the better portion of an afternoon sobbing while listening to Russell Hitchcock, lying alone with his head on the phone, thinking of me 'til it hurt! (Be still my heart.) It was May of my senior year in high school, and I was coming down with mono. I am sure that has something to do with how deeply I felt the sorrow and angst of someone being all out of love, and so lost without someone.

A special shout out to A is for Arlee Bird! Thanks for starting the fun that is the A-Z Challenge!

25 comments:

  1. I suspect Air Supply played through every break-up. I remember playing those songs over and over a few times in the 80's. ;)

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  2. Oh, what memories. I remember making out to this song...So is your theme going to be 80's music??? That would be really cool!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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  3. LOL You should link-up to Musical Monday! ;P

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  4. Okay so this is your "A" post for the A - Z challenge? This is really funny!

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  5. Visiting from a-z and TMW. So brave to have a theme. Maybe next year.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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  6. Ah, Air Supply! And Australian, to boot! See what I did there? Thinking about All Out Of Love brings back memories of mooning over boys...

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    1. Clever as usual! Yes, boys...I hadn't learned to turn to chocolate yet, so it was music!

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    1. I can't believe all of the record albums I have that I never purchased in updated form!

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  8. This song is bound to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day now. Good thing it's awesome.

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  9. I'm in the groove!
    You're going to inspire me to relive my 80's with these posts! Fun!

    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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  10. This series is going to give me all sorts of earworms, I can tell! Yup, I can hear it clearly now. :)

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    1. Imagine having all of the earworms fighting for attention at once as I try to sort out the alphabet! :)

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  11. "I was coming down with mono," was not a line I expected to read on the A-Z Challenge.

    I so love that song and it still tugs at the heartstrings, even today. :)

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  12. If your theme is 80s music then expect me back every day! If not...well expect me back anyway! ;)

    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month.
    --
    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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    1. Yep, you got me...angsty 80's music! I wrote an intro post on March 30, but then forgot to link or paraphrase today!

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  13. Love how powerful music can be that even years later the moments can seem so real and powerful. And no fun getting mono!

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  14. All Out Of Love ... best melodramatic singalong song ever!

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    1. No kidding...tormented AND torn apart!

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  15. Oh, you are so singing my song(s). '80s music is like catnip to me! I even picked up an Air Supply LP off the "free counter" (where people put things they no longer want) last week, just out of sentimentality.

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  16. Stopping by from the A-to-Z challenge blog hop. Air Supply always reminds me of my relatives in the Philippines. I just remember them singing Air Supply songs when I'd visit. Mostly they remind me of my dad who longs to sing. So fun!

    Jen :o)
    http://jen-hemmingandhawing.blogspot.com/

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  17. Ah yes, the cheesiness of Air Supply never goes out of style!
    HMG

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  18. I liked Air Supply's "Lost in Love" a lot though.

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  19. Air Supply! YES!!! So under-valued in today's world. Thank you for reminding us all. May you never run all outta love.

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  20. I didn't fully appreciate the genius of Air Supply until I got their greatest hits album . . . somewhere in the mid-2000s. That doesn't mean I didn't already love them, but never realized the depth of their catalog until I heard it all strung together at once. Great start, Andrea!!

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