Chart Performance: Pop (#34); 1975
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
Inspiration can strike at any time in any place so one must be prepared to run with it when it does. For Hughie Thomasson of the Outlaws, the time was 1974 and the place was a Days Inn in Athens, GA. Fellow Outlaw Monte Yoho burst into Hughie’s hotel room with what he felt was a perfect song line, “There goes another love song.” Hughie agreed and went to work on the lyrics. Back in the Los Angeles recording studio, producer Paul Rothchild – famous for his work with The Doors and Janis Joplin – helped craft Love Song and the group’s nine other originals into a fresh-sounding mix of classic Southern rock licks and Eagles-like harmonies. The resulting self-titled album rose to an impressive #13, helped in part by the marketing skill of label owner Clive Davis, who had signed the Outlaws as the first act for his new venture, Arista Records.
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- Paul A. Rothchild
Lyrics Written by:
- Hughie Thomasson
- Monte Yoho