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Norman Saleet (born Norman Sallitt)[1] is an American songwriter, musician, and actor. He is best known for writing Air Supply's 1981 hit "Here I Am".[2] The song was chosen for the band by record producer Clive Davis.[3]

Norman Saleet
Birth nameNorman Sallitt
OriginButler, Pennsylvania
GenresAdult contemporary
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, actor
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsRCA Records
Associated actsGood Family

Saleet is from Butler, Pennsylvania.[1]

Saleet began playing the guitar at the age of 15 and founded a band, the Good Family, at 18. The band enjoyed some local popularity in Western Pennsylvania.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Saleet has recorded one album, Here I Am, for RCA Records.[4] The album is described by Billboard as being adult contemporary, similar in style to Saleet's "Here I Am" hit written for the band Air Supply. The album features mostly ballads, while "Magic in the Air" and "Lines" are more energetic and are Billboard's picks from the album.[2] The two songs were also released as singles,[2][5] in addition to "Hang on In".[1] "Magic in the Air" earned Saleet the American Song Festival award in the professional Top 40 category.[6]

The album features the following songs:[7]

All tracks are written by Norman Saleet.

Here I Am
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Stop Before We Fall in Love" 
2."Magic in the Air" 
3."Falling in Love with You Tonight" 
4."High Cost of Lovin'" 
5."Cover Girl" 
6."Here I Am" 
7."Lines" 
8."This Time I Know It's Real" 
9."Come Back Baby" 
10."Hang on In" 

SongsEdit

Year Title Album Recording artist Notes Ref.
1980 "This Time I Know It's Real" Encore / Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton

[8]

1980 "Lady, Sweet Lady" Sheet Music Barry White [9]
1980 "Take It Like a Woman" Love Has No Reason Debby Boone [10][11]
1981 "Hang On In" Scissors Cut Art Garfunkel [12]
1981 "Here I Am" The One That You Love Air Supply [13]
1982 "Somethin's Goin' On" Friends in Love Johnny Mathis [14]
1983 "On Our Way to Love" Cage the Songbird Crystal Gayle [15]
1985 "It Can't Be Done" It Can't Be Done Tim Blixseth with Kathy Walker written with Tim Blixseth [16]
1996 "Dónde Estás?" Perdoname Los Agues written with A.B. Quintanilla III [17]
1997 "Where Did the Feeling Go?" Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Selena/Jill Michaels/Russell Hitchcock [18]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
1995 Undercover Dr. Freerman [19]
2009 Paranormal Entity Edgar Lauren [20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, Jerry (March 25, 1982). "Home Town Still a High Note in Songwriter's Life". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 53. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Billboard's Top Album Picks: Survey for Week Ending 3/27/82". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. March 27, 1982. p. 98. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ Davis, Clive; DeCurtis, Anthony (2013). The Soundtrack of My Life. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 346. ISBN 978-1-4767-1480-6.
  4. ^ Norman Saleet | Album Discography at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Billboard's Top Single Picks: Billboard Special Survey for Week Ending 12/11/76". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. November 29, 1990. p. 71. ISSN 0006-2510.
  6. ^ "Sallitt Winner in Song Contest". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 27, 1979. p. 92. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ Here I Am at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "This Time I Know It's Real" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "Lady, Sweet Lady" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "Billboard's Survey for Week Ending 10/18/80". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 69 October 18, 1980. ISSN 0006-2510.
  11. ^ "Take It Like a Woman" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  12. ^ Scissors Cut at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  13. ^ The One That You Love at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Somethin's Goin' On" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Vitouš, Jan. "Cage The Songbird". LP Discography. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  16. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Joel Whitburn's Top Country Songs: 1944-2005, Billboard. Record Research. p. 403. ISBN 978-0-89820-165-9.
  17. ^ "Dónde Estás?" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  18. ^ "Where Did the Feeling Go" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  19. ^ Levich, Jacob (1996). The Motion Picture Guide 1996 Annual: The Films of 1995. CineBooks. p. 312. ISBN 978-0-933997-37-0.
  20. ^ Koll, Horst Peter (2012). Lexikon des internationalen Films - Filmjahr 2011: Das komplette Angebot im Kino, Fernsehen und auf DVD/Blu-ray (in German). Schüren Verlag. p. 878. ISBN 978-3-89472-797-0.

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