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‘Only the Lonely’ by the Motels – Classic Hit or Miss

All Four One (1982) was the band’s best-selling album.

 

The first single from All Four One was “Only the Lonely”, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The song “Mission of Mercy” also received enough airplay to reach No. 23 on the Top Tracks chart. In addition, two other singles, “Take the L” and “Forever Mine”, also managed to reach the Billboard Hot 100. The release of All Four One, the band’s first successful U.S. album, coincided with the emergence of MTV, which led to music videos being created for both “Only the Lonely” and “Take the L”. Davis won an award in the Best Performance in a Music Video category at the American Music Awards in 1982 for her performance in the “Only the Lonely” video.During 1982, the band added keyboardist/guitarist Scott Thurston formerly of Iggy and The Stooges to their touring line-up

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