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You Take My Breath Away


Rex Smith

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Rex Smith made his Broadway debut playing Danny in the original Grease!, and has played many roles in television and stage productions. This song was written for the TV movie Sooner Or Later in which he starred. (thanks, Brenda - Winnipeg, Canada)
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On April 15th 1979, "You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #84; and on June 17th it peaked at #10 (for 2 weeks) and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
He had one other Top 100 hit; in a duet with Rachel Sweet, "Everlasting Love" reached #32 in 1981...
Mr. Smith will celebrate his 59th birthday this coming September 19th and Ms. Sweet turns 52 in three months on July 28th.
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
Rex Smith will always be the definitive on-screen Matt Murdock/Daredevil (from "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk")! And don't forget his turn as Jesse Mach in the short-lived series "Street Hawk."
- Brad, Barry, TX
This song was written for Sooner or Later but it was modified at Rex's request before going to recording.
For a very much needed time in my life he did Take My Breath Away as well as the pain of losing my husband.
I could not ask for a better gift than Rex or any of his beautiful songs.
My favorite song of Rex's is "Woman" from Headin' for Broadway.
As an artist he is one of the few that truly expresses his emotions in his work.
It should not be hard to tell what he is feeling and experiencing with any of the music from 1978 until 1985 these were the best 6 years of my life.
Thanks Sexy!!!!
- Carol, Seattle, WA
did he actually write this Song?? because it sure sounds like a barry manilow song to me.
- michelle, miami, FL
"You take my breath away" is one of the best songs ever made. Rex Smith is a very talented man. He has a wonderful voice and is gorgeous. I wish him and his family all the best. Thanks Rex, for all of the songs and shows you've given us.
Robin, Peru In.
- Robin, Peru, IN
If you take the words, "You Take My Breath Away" and "And I Don't Know What to Say" out of the lyrics, the song is around thirteen seconds long. I used to nearly sprain my arm changing stations when this turkey would come on the radio!
- Frank, Westminster, SC
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