#RMF2020: Love Is Like Oxygen


Day 16 of #RocktoberMusicFest2020

The Song choice for today: Love Is Like Oxygen
Artist: Sweet
Year Representing: 1978

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Love Is Like Oxygen" is a song by the British band Sweet, co-written by the group's guitarist Andy Scott and Trevor Griffin, a musician who had played with various unsuccessful bands before becoming a roadie and sound engineer, and released in January 1978. The song was a departure from earlier recordings by Sweet, which were more guitar-driven and featured high vocal harmonies. The extended album version of the song (6 minutes 57 seconds), which appeared on their album Level Headed, incorporates strings and has some disco elements.

Their first release on the Polydor label after their departure from RCA, it was also their last Top 10 hit, reaching No. 4 in New Zealand, No. 6 in Switzerland, No. 8 in Belgium, Canada, and the United States, No. 9 in United Kingdom, No. 9 in Australia and No. 10 in West Germany.

Later that year it was honoured with a Song of the Year nomination at the Ivor Novello Awards, although beaten by "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty. The song is frequently included on greatest hits compilations, usually in its edited single version.

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Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more #RMF2020 fun!


  1. I haven’t heard this one in years! Great choice.

  2. Mary,

    I think it was in recent months that the band Sweet was either introduced to me either again or for the first time. I can't remember now. lol I'm not familiar with their mewsic so this song is new-to-me. Thanks for the share and for hosting the daily mewsic challenge, my dear!

    Curious as a Cathy

    1. No problem, Cathy!

      I'm not sure which songs I picked for the upcoming decades, so there may be even more introductions to come.


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