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Originating in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.

The band eventually set their sights on the North American market after a tour with Music/RodStewart. ''Love & Other Bruises'', the album, was made up of rerecordings of their earlier songs and was designed to be their international breakthrough, but it didn't chart. Jeremy Paul left the band after the recordings, leaving Air Supply as Hitchcock and Russell's band. Yet the setbacks didn't hurt Air Supply too much, and they pressed on with 1979 album ''Life Support.'' The album contained "Lost In Love," which was a hit, and snagged the attention of Creator/AristaRecords. In 1980, a remixed version of "Lost In Love" was released in America to support an album of the same name, and this became the international breakthrough they'd been looking for.

Air Supply then began a streak of several top 10 singles in America, including "All Out Of Love," "Every Woman In The World," "Sweet Dreams," and #1 singles "The One That You Love" and "Even The Nights Are Better." Cementing their American breakthrough, Russell and Hitchcock were occasional hosts on ''Solid Gold'' (the beginnings of which was said to be after Andy Gibb started no-showing). The band released their first (of ''many'') [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilation albums]] in 1983, ''Greatest Hits,'' promoted with single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", written by frequent Music/MeatLoaf collaborator Music/JimSteinman.

The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this were the live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan; and a JukeboxMusical titled ''All Out of Love: The Musical'', which was performed in the Philippines in 2018[[note]]In addition to the existing songs, Graham Russell also wrote a new song, "I Was in Love with You", exclusively for the musical.[[/note]].

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Originating in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," Bruises", set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.

The band eventually set their sights on the North American market after a tour with Music/RodStewart. ''Love & Other Bruises'', the album, was made up of rerecordings re-recordings of their earlier songs and was designed to be their international breakthrough, but it didn't chart. Jeremy Paul left the band after the recordings, leaving Air Supply as Hitchcock and Russell's band. Yet the setbacks didn't hurt Air Supply too much, and they pressed on with the 1979 album ''Life Support.'' The Support''. This album contained "Lost In Love," in Love", which was a hit, and snagged the attention of Creator/AristaRecords. In 1980, a remixed version of "Lost In in Love" was released in America to support an album of the same name, and this became the international breakthrough they'd been looking for.

Air Supply then began a streak of several top 10 singles in America, including "All Out Of Love," of Love", "Every Woman In The World," in the World", "Sweet Dreams," Dreams", and #1 singles "The One That You Love" and "Even The the Nights Are Better." Better". Cementing their American breakthrough, Russell and Hitchcock were occasional hosts on ''Solid Gold'' (the beginnings of which was said to be after Andy Gibb Music/AndyGibb started no-showing). The band released their first (of ''many'') [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilation albums]] in 1983, ''Greatest Hits,'' Hits'', promoted with the single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", written by frequent Music/MeatLoaf collaborator Music/JimSteinman.

The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this were the live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan; and a JukeboxMusical titled ''All Out of Love: The Musical'', which was performed in the Philippines in 2018[[note]]In 2018.[[note]]In addition to the existing songs, Graham Russell also wrote a new song, "I Was in Love with You", exclusively for the musical.[[/note]].
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* CoverVersion: The band has its fair share of covers. One example is their cover of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody", from their 1995 album ''News from Nowhere''.


* ChartDisplacement: The duo only had one #1 hit in the U.S., "The One That You Love", which isn't quite as well known as "Lost in Love" or "All Out of Love".

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* ChartDisplacement: The duo only had one #1 hit in the U.S., "The One That You Love", which isn't quite as well known as "Lost in Love" or "All Out of Love".
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: The band's cover of Jennifer Rush's "The Power of Love" changes the first lines of the refrain from "'Cause I am your lady and you are my man" to "'Cause you are my lady and I am your man".
* DooWopProgression: "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" employs this chord progression (G major and C major).


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* PowerBallad: "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", thanks to the band's fateful meeting with Jim Steinman. It should be noted that the song is different in style to the band's other songs.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Here I Am" and "The One That You Love" are two different songs (the fact that they're both from the same album, which is also titled "The One That You Love", doesn't help a bit... to make matters even worse, the songs were also released as the A and B sides of the same single). The former is sometimes referred to as "Just When I Thought I Was Over You" to try to head off the confusion.


* BreakupSong: "All Out of Love" is about a man desperately wanting his girl back by admitting he's wrong; while "Goodbye" has a man also admitting he's wrong, but instead of mending his relationship, all he says to his girl is, well, goodbye.



* IncrediblyLongNote: Russell Hitchcock loves these. "All Out Of Love" ends with one.

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* IncrediblyLongNote: Russell Hitchcock loves these. "All Out Of of Love" ends with one.


The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this was live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan; and a JukeboxMusical titled ''All Out of Love: The Musical'', which was performed in the Philippines in 2018[[note]]In addition to the existing songs, Graham Russell also wrote a new song, "I Was in Love with You", exclusively for the musical.[[/note]].

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The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this was were the live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan; and a JukeboxMusical titled ''All Out of Love: The Musical'', which was performed in the Philippines in 2018[[note]]In addition to the existing songs, Graham Russell also wrote a new song, "I Was in Love with You", exclusively for the musical.[[/note]].


The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this was live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan.

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The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this was live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan.Taiwan; and a JukeboxMusical titled ''All Out of Love: The Musical'', which was performed in the Philippines in 2018[[note]]In addition to the existing songs, Graham Russell also wrote a new song, "I Was in Love with You", exclusively for the musical.[[/note]].


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* SillyLoveSongs SillyLoveSongs: More like Silly, Schmaltzy, Cheesy Love Songs. They're not at all shy about this trope, and made it their calling card.


* SillyLoveSongs: Possibly the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample.

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* SillyLoveSongs: Possibly the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample. SillyLoveSongs


Originating in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Jesus Christ Superstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.

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Originating in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Jesus Christ Superstar''.''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.



Air Supply then began a streak of several top 10 singles in America, including "All Out Of Love," "Every Woman In The World," "Sweet Dreams," and #1 singles "The One That You Love" and "Even The Nights Are Better." Cementing their American breakthrough, Russell and Hitchcock were occasional hosts on ''Solid Gold'' (the beginnings of which was said to be after Andy Gibb started no-showing). The band released their first (of ''many'') [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilation albums]] in 1983, ''Greatest Hits,'' promoted with single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", written by frequent Music/MeatLoaf collaborator Jim Steinman.

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Air Supply then began a streak of several top 10 singles in America, including "All Out Of Love," "Every Woman In The World," "Sweet Dreams," and #1 singles "The One That You Love" and "Even The Nights Are Better." Cementing their American breakthrough, Russell and Hitchcock were occasional hosts on ''Solid Gold'' (the beginnings of which was said to be after Andy Gibb started no-showing). The band released their first (of ''many'') [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilation albums]] in 1983, ''Greatest Hits,'' promoted with single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", written by frequent Music/MeatLoaf collaborator Jim Steinman.Music/JimSteinman.


Originating in Melbourne, Australia, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Jesus Christ Superstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.

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Originating in Melbourne, Australia, UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Jesus Christ Superstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.


* SillyLoveSongs: Possibly the MostTriumphantExample.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A 2, if we're being generous.
* SillyLoveSongs: Possibly the MostTriumphantExample.SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Russell Hitchcock (left) and Graham Russell (right).]]
Hey, you like love songs? You like soft rock? Do you like it really, ''really'' sentimental (dare we say, schmaltzy)? Look no further; Air Supply are the band for you.

Originating in Melbourne, Australia, the band began as a vocal harmony group, with Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell and Chrissie Hammond, as a side project of the Australian production of ''Jesus Christ Superstar''. Hammond wound up forming Cheetah instead, so Jeremy Paul joined up as Air Supply began in earnest. Their debut, SelfTitledAlbum was released in 1976 and achieved gold status in Australia. Debut single, "Love And Other Bruises," set the tone for the remainder of their output, with unabashedly lovey-dovey lyrics, vocal harmonies and syrupy strings.

The band eventually set their sights on the North American market after a tour with Music/RodStewart. ''Love & Other Bruises'', the album, was made up of rerecordings of their earlier songs and was designed to be their international breakthrough, but it didn't chart. Jeremy Paul left the band after the recordings, leaving Air Supply as Hitchcock and Russell's band. Yet the setbacks didn't hurt Air Supply too much, and they pressed on with 1979 album ''Life Support.'' The album contained "Lost In Love," which was a hit, and snagged the attention of Creator/AristaRecords. In 1980, a remixed version of "Lost In Love" was released in America to support an album of the same name, and this became the international breakthrough they'd been looking for.

Air Supply then began a streak of several top 10 singles in America, including "All Out Of Love," "Every Woman In The World," "Sweet Dreams," and #1 singles "The One That You Love" and "Even The Nights Are Better." Cementing their American breakthrough, Russell and Hitchcock were occasional hosts on ''Solid Gold'' (the beginnings of which was said to be after Andy Gibb started no-showing). The band released their first (of ''many'') [[GreatestHitsAlbum compilation albums]] in 1983, ''Greatest Hits,'' promoted with single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", written by frequent Music/MeatLoaf collaborator Jim Steinman.

The band couldn't keep up their success into the 1990s, but Air Supply simply broke into other international markets, becoming particularly popular in southeast Asia. Commemorating this was live album and concert film ''Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live'', recorded in Taipei, Taiwan.

After over 40 years as a band, Air Supply are still touring the world, and are still fondly looked back on by earlier generations and younger fans alike for their patented brand of SillyLoveSongs.
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!!Tropes associated with Air Supply include:

* EightiesHair: Russell Hitchcock's old perm is legendary.
* IncrediblyLongNote: Russell Hitchcock loves these. "All Out Of Love" ends with one.
* SillyLoveSongs: Possibly the MostTriumphantExample.
* TruckDriversGearChange: Their music has always been pretty liberal with this.
* VocalTagTeam: Hitchcock and Russell.
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