"Everlasting Love" - Howard Jones
from the album Cross That Line (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #12 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11
Today's song of the day comes from the British synthpop wizard Howard Jones, who was still enjoying a productive decade in the 80s, landing his sixth top-40 pop hit in the U.S. with "You Know I Love You...Don't You?" in the winter of 1986. A second single from his One to One album, "All I Want", was also a minor pop hit at #76 in America, and his sole top-40 hit from the set in the UK at #35. It would take another two and a half years for Howard's next studio album, Cross That Line, to arrive. It would end up being his last so far to reach the American albums sales chart. The first single, "Everlasting Love", brought back the bubbly midtempo production that made "Life In A Day" so charming...
"Everlasting Love" became Howard's fifth song to make the top-20 on the American pop chart in June of 1989. The single would also climb to #19 on Billboard's Modern Rock radio chart, but its biggest success was at the Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") format, where the tune topped the list for two weeks. Internationally, the track didn't do as well in his native UK, where it stalled down at #62, and in Australia at #91, but in Canada, it turned out to be his biggest hit at #3.
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There was a second version of the video made that removed the "mummy" storyline...
...and lastly, here's Howard playing the song live in 2014...
Up tomorrow: a 70s teen idol comes back mysteriously, and militarily.