The Outfield Songs Ranked

The Outfield Songs

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Our Outfield Songs Ranked list takes a look at the band The Outfield and the success they achieved in the mid to late 1980s. The Outfield were a small British rock trio hailing from London, England. While the group may have been a British Band they were far more successful in the United States where most people thought of them as a US band. The band consisted of Tony Lewis on lead vocals and bass, John Spinks on guitar and Alan Jackman on drums. While most definitely not a power rock trio, the Outfield established themselves with a captivating stage presence as a trio in delivering powerful pop nuggets that were a symbol of the 1980s music scene. The band is best known for their top 10 single entitled “You Love,” which was a mega hit in 1986. The band’s first two albums were certified Gold with the debut going platinum in 1985. They released a handful of albums in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Sadly, both original members John Spinks and Tony Lewis have since passed away.

# 10 – Say It Isn’t So

We open up our top 10 Outfield songs list with the great track “Say It Isn’t So.” Tony Lewis starts this one out sounding like Sting with his yell. The song was released on the album entitled Play Deep. A title obviously associated with their baseball name. It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 1985. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts reaching all the way up to number 18. It was a good start for the band. We love the guitar work on this one. There will alway be comparisons to The Police because of the trio setup and the sound of Tony Lewis’s voice and John Spinks guitar. You can really hear it on this one.

# 9 – Everytime You Cry

Continuing with our top 10 Outfield songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “Everytime You Cry.” The song was released on the band’s debut album entitled Play Deep. It was the fourth and final single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty one.The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts reaching all the way up to number twenty.

# 8 – Its All About Love

This is a real interesting song to listen to from the Outfield because it’s from the 2000s and it still pretty much sounds like they did in the 1980s. Tony Lewis has such a distinctive voice. The band has a different drummer on this one playing with Spinks and Lewis named Jeffrey Gish. “It’s All About Love,”  was released on the album entitled Any Time Now. The album was released in 2003. It was the only single released from the album. The song failed to break into any of the music charts.

# 7 – California Sun

The band sounds like the progressive rock band Yes on this one. In the number seven position our top 10 Outfield songs list is the song entitled “California Sun.” The song was released on the album entitled Replay.The album was released in 2011. This would be the final Outfield album released as the band’s founding member John Spinks passed away after the record was issued. The album also marked the return of the band’s original drummer Alan Jackman. This is a great song from the band and it was nice to have all three of them back even if it was short lived.

# 6 – Closer To Me

Landing in the number six spot our top 10 Outfield songs list we present the song “Closer To Me.” The song was released on the album entitled Rockeye. The album was released in 1992. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 43. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts reaching all the way up to number 46. In Canada the song hit number 78.

# 5 – Since You’ve Been

At the halfway point on our top 10 Outfield songs list is the the great single “Since You’ve Been Gone.” This was a highly anticipated single release as it served as the first single from the band’s follow up album to their massively successful debut album Play Deep.  The Bangin’ album was released in 1987. “Since You’ve Been Gone,” was a great single. The song had a really big sound, a very addictive melody, great chord changes and a killer guitar solo by John Spinks. They really nailed it with this one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty one. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts reaching all the way up to number eleven. In Canada the song hit number fifty four.

# 4 – For You

Man just listen to Tony Lewis sing on this track. The man was such a wonderful vocalist who probably never got the credit he deserved as a singer. At the number four spot on our top 10 Outfield songs list we present the song “For You.”  The song was released on the album entitled Diamond Days. The album was released in 1990. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty one. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts reaching all the way up to number thirteen. In Canada the song hit number eleven.

# 3 – Voices of Babylon

Moving along on our top 10 Outfield songs list we take a listen to the killer cut “Voices Of Babylon.” The song was released on the album entitled Voices Of Babylon. The album was released in 1989. There was a more mature sound to the band on this sensational track. It was a deeper and much richer production. “Voices Of Babylon,” was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty five. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts reaching all the way up to number two making it one of their highest charting songs. “Voices Of Babylon”was also a big hit in Canada where it hit number thirty nine.

# 2 –  All The Love On The World

Coming in at the number two spot on our top 10 Outfield songs list we celebrate the song “All The Love In The World.” The song was released on the album entitled Play Deep. The album was released in 1985. It was the third single released from the album and served as the follow up to “Your Love.” The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number nineteen. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts breaking into the top 15 and peaking at number 14. In the United Kingdom the song hit number ninety six.

# 1 – Your Love

We close out our top 10 Outfield songs list with the  band’s biggest single of their career entitled “Your Love.” The song’s opening guitar riff is just so classic. The vocals that Tony Lewis lays down over those changes is just one for the ages that made this one of the most memorable tracks of the 1980s. The song was released on the album entitled Play Deep. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number six making it their highest charting single of their career on the Hot 100.

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