Song of the Day Feb 29

February 29, 2024

This month I’m focusing on Love Songs from the 70s.

Today our song is:  Don’t Give Up On Us

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Don't Give Up on Us" is a song by American-British singer David Soul. Riding high on the success of his role in the hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, Soul returned to singing, which had been one of his early career choices. His debut, the Tony Macaulay-written-and-produced "Don't Give Up on Us" was a worldwide smash, spending four weeks at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977, and a single week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1977. In addition, the song spent one week at No. 1 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. It has sold 1.16 million copies in the UK.

Its B-side, "Black Bean Soup", with lyrics by actor Gardner McKay, is a duet with actress Lynne Marta, whom Soul was involved with at the time.

"Don't Give Up on Us" was rated No. 93 in VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders because, despite having more hits in the UK, Soul was never again able to reach the top 40 in the US. Soul recorded a new version of the song in 2004, allegedly after being embarrassed when hearing it by chance in an elevator as sung by Owen Wilson in the film version of Starsky and Hutch. The film soundtrack included a cover of the song by Wilson and Neal Casal.

Enjoy a playlist of tunes for this past month!


  1. Mary, did you ever meet David Soul in Sun Valley? I did down at Northface restaurant in 1985. He came into the restaurant and stepped in line. Kenn and I saw him and thought that that was pretty cool, and that he was pretty cool. But the two gals that we were working with nearly fainted with excitement. David noticed that, so he made it a point to walk over and talk with the girls for about five minutes. He had a big smile, and seemed genuinely happy to chat with them. They were in seventh heaven, and it made their winter. I'd say David was the nicest celebrity I've ever met.

    1. I remember him visiting the resort, but I never did get to meet him.


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