One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1982 – David Lasley

“If I Had My Wish Tonight” by David Lasley

David Lasley is a singer/songwriter, who has been around for many years. In the mid-70s, Lasley was one of the busiest and most successful backup singers in the music business. He performed the backing vocals in hundreds of songs, including Chic’s “Le Freak” and Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family”.

In 1977, Lasley began touring and recording with James Taylor, and that association is still going on today.
He has also performed the backing vocals on many Bonnie Raitt albums.
Lasley began performing as a solo artist in 1981, and in 1982, he came into his own with the critically acclaimed album, Missin’ Twenty Grand. Off of that album came his only top 40 hit – “If I Had My Wish Tonight” which peaked at #36 on May 1, 1982. It should be noted that after performing backup on many Bonnie Raitt songs, she returned the favor, and performed backup on this one:

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