All I Need (Jack Wagner)
#2 on the US Hot 100
Actor turned singer turned actor Jack Wagner almost took this ballad all the way to #1 but was denied the top spot by Like a Virgin. From his first album, he was unable to repeat the success of this song, never again hitting the top 40. His second album was cheekily called Don’t Give Up Your Day Job and Wagner never did – he’s been consistently in TV acting work for most of his career.
Fun fact: One of the song’s co-writers is David Pack, ex-lead singer of the band Ambrosia.
The theme for Bestest Song Club November 2015: Top 10 Hits That You Probably Haven’t Heard In Years. Criteria – Songs that reached at least #10 on the US Hot 100 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 but tend to get overlooked in any “Best of the 1980s” lists and collections.