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Even The Nights Are Better - Air Supply

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Even The Nights Are Better - Air Supply. Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of Graham Russell as guitarist and singer-songwriter and Russell Hitchcock as lead vocalist. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. They formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975 and have included various accompanying musicians and singers. A re-recorded and remixed version of "Lost in Love" was released internationally as a single in January 1980 on Arista Records. The associated album, Lost in Love, appeared in March and contained three US Top Five singles, including the title track which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 in the United Kingdom Singles Chart. The album was produced by former teen steel guitarist, Robie Porter (Daddy Cool, Rick Springfield) for his Wizard Records label. The other US Top Five singles were "Every Woman in the World" (No. 5) and "All Out of Love" (No. 2). Both singles were Top 10 in Australia with "All Out of Love" reaching No. 17 in Netherlands. During 1980, the line-up of Hitchcock, Russell, Esler-Smith, Cooper, and Moyse was augmented by David Green on bass guitar, with Goh returning on lead guitar in 1981. The album sold two million copies in the US and peaked at No. 22 on Billboard 200. In 1981 Air Supply released The One That You Love, with title track issued as a single which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also featured two other Top Ten hits, "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" and "Sweet Dreams". A fourth single "I'll Never Get Enough", co-written by Jeanne Napoli, Gary Portnoy and Judy Quay, was released in Japan and achieved Top 10 status. Their next album, in 1982, Now And Forever, continued the group's popularity with the Top 10 hit, "Even the Nights Are Better" and two Top 40 singles "Young Love" and "Two Less Lonely People in the World". In 1983, they released their "Greatest Hits" album with a new single, "Making Love out of Nothing at All", written by Jim Steinman. The song was one of their biggest hits ever spending three weeks at number 2, and the album eventually sold 5 million copies. In 1984, their song "I Can Wait Forever" was included in a scene in the blockbuster movie Ghostbusters, and was included on the soundtrack album. Air Supply released their first live video, Air Supply Live in Hawaii. In 1985, they had one semi-major Billboard hit with "Just as I Am" and a couple of minor hits. Russell and Hitchcock recorded a 1987 Christmas album before taking a break from studio recordings. During this time, Hitchcock released his self-titled album in 1988 which was not a big seller. However, he did have the single "Swear to Your Heart" in 1990 from the movie soundtrack for Arachnophobia which received significant airplay.