Imaginary Lover
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Imaginary Lover
"Imaginary Lover"
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Single by Atlanta Rhythm Section
from the album Champagne Jam
"Silent Treatment"
ReleasedFebruary 1978
Format7" single
GenreSoft rock[1]
Atlanta Rhythm Section singles chronology
"Georgia Rhythm"
"Imaginary Lover"
"I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight"

"Imaginary Lover" is a 1978 hit single by the Atlanta Rhythm Section, the first release and greatest hit from their album Champagne Jam.

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.

Nancy sinatra, include this on her 1998 album, Sheet Music.

Chart history

Weekly charts

Chart (1978) Peak
Australia Kent Music Report 49
Canadian RPM Top Singles 9
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 7
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[3] 20
US Cash Box Top 100 [4] 9

Year-end charts

Chart (1978) Rank
Canada [5] 74
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 51
US Cash Box [7] 73


  1. ^ "Rockin' The 70s - The Official Site of Mayo Performing Arts Center".
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 20.
  4. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 5/27/78".
  5. ^ "Top 200 Singles of '78 - Volume 30, No. 14, December 30 1978". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978".
  7. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1978".

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