|Single by Atlanta Rhythm Section|
|from the album Champagne Jam|
|Atlanta Rhythm Section singles chronology|
The song reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #9 in Canada. It is the group's second greatest hit, just behind "So in to You".
"Imaginary Lover" extols the virtues of fantasy and "private pleasure" as being an easy way to guaranteed satisfaction in the absence of an actual lover. It also implies the superiority at times of imaginary lovers to real ones, eliminating the complications of relating to an actual partner as well as the possibilities of disagreement, rejection, or boredom.
|Australia Kent Music Report||49|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||9|
|US Billboard Hot 100||7|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||20|
|US Cash Box Top 100 ||9|