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"Lonesome Loser" is a 1979 song written by David Briggs and performed by Australian rock music group Little River Band. Released as the lead single from their fifth studio album, First Under the Wire, the single entered the Billboard Hot 100 on July 21, 1979, at No. 63, ultimately climbing to No. 6 on September 29, 1979, where it would become the band's third Top 10 hit and sixth overall Top 40 hit in the United States.[1] Worldwide, the single would ultimately peak at No. 19 in the band's native Australia, No. 3 in Canada and No. 31 in New Zealand.

"Lonesome Loser"
Single by Little River Band
from the album First Under the Wire
B-side
  • "Another Runway" (Australia)
  • "Shut Down Turn Off" (US)
ReleasedJuly 1979
Format7" single
GenrePop rock, soft rock
Length3:29
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) David Briggs
Producer(s) John Boylan, Little River Band
Little River Band singles chronology
"Lady"
(1979)
"Lonesome Loser"
(1979)
"Cool Change"
(1979)

Track listingEdit

US 7" single
  1. "Lonesome Loser" - 3:29
  2. "Shut Down Turn Off" - 3:50

Chart performanceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Little River Band - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "charts.nz > Little River Band – Lonesome Loser". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. September 29, 1979. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 147.
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles – Week ending September 29, 1979". Cash Box Magazine. Archived from the original on February 5, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1979". 195.142. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2018.