This was Leo Sayer's sixth hit in the UK and third in the US, but his first he had not co-written.
Leo Sayer was born Gerard Hugh Sayer at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England. He first came to the notice of the record-buying public early in 1973 when the debut solo LP by Roger Daltrey of The Who was released featuring songs by Sayer and Dave Courtney. Included on the album was a single "Giving It All Away
," which was a Top 5 hit for the Who frontman. At the end of 1973 Sayer launched his own solo career under the guidance of Adam Faith. His first single, "The Show Must Go On
," raced to #2 in the UK charts while Sayer performed the song with a whitened face and a clown's outfit. In America it was covered by Three Dog Night, who took it to the Top 5. Sayer carried on over the next 10 years recording a succession of hits. These have included his other US #1, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
" (also #2 in UK), the remake of Bobby Vee's "More Than I Can Say
" (#2 in both the UK & US), and his other transatlantic Top 10, "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)
." In the early '80s he had his own BBC television series.