Giving It Up for Your Love (Delbert McClinton)
#8 on the US Hot 100
One of the true “lost” hits of the 1980s (it even appeared on a collection album with that title) this song was from The Jealous Kind, McClinton’s eighth studio album. The song is cover, the original appears on an album by the song’s writer Jerry Lynn Williams and its success here is credited with giving Williams his big break (he’d go on to work with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and BB King).
Fun fact: McClinton’s song Weatherman is the lead track on the Groundhog Day soundtrack.
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.