We’re going back 35 years for this classic song.
It’s actually a song that made it into the top 10 on the pop charts…but stick with me on this one for a second.
You may have heard this one before. Let’s get into the song earlier than normal for this Throwback Thursday.
#TBT: Let Me Love You Tonight – Pure Prairie League
Do you remember it?
The song reached #1 on the AC charts in 1980. And it still gets played on classic stations today. It’s got a great melody and it’s really catchy.
And for country fans the song holds a little something special in the fact that Vince Gill is the lead singer.
A few years after this song became a hit Vince started rolling into his solo career on the country charts. He had a few hits during the ’80s, but never really broke out until he became a superstar in the ’90s.
Pure Prairie League had earlier hits including Amie in 1973. That is perhaps their best known song. Vince didn’t sing on that one. And it’s kind of crazy to think that the band had that much space between hits.
Vince was in the band from 1978 through 1982. By that time they were dropped from their label and we really haven’t heard anything since.
But it’s kind of cool to look back on this song and think that it was really one of the biggest hits for Vince. A top ten on the pop charts is a big deal. It’s hard for country songs to achieve that status.
But Vince is one of the few that can claim it.
The man can do it all whether he’s writing songs, singing songs or killing it on guitar. And he can even sing along with a great saxophone solo.