‘Even The Nights Are Better’ by Air Supply – Classic Hit or Miss
Released as a single in mid-1982, “Even the Nights Are Better” first charted in the United States on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, where it spent four weeks at No. 1 in July and August. This was Air Supply’s third song to reach the summit on this chart. In September 1982, the song reached its peak position of No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group’s seventh consecutive top five hit on the U.S. pop chart. In the United Kingdom, where the group did not enjoy the same amount of success as they did in Australia and the U.S., the song reached No. 44 on the UK Singles Chart.
This song also had the distinction of peaking the highest on the Billboard chart and then exiting the Top 40 the following week, moving from #6 to #42 in September of 1982. Taylor Swift has since beaten that chart phenomenon when her song “Red” fell from #6 to #54 in October of 2012.
Although Air Supply would continue to record and perform concerts (except for a few year hiatus in the late 1980s and early 1990s), “Even the Nights Are Better” was one of the last hit records for the group in the United States. How about today?