In 1977, singer and guitar player Peter Beckett formed a group in Los Angeles, along with three other members. The group called itself Player, and their first smash hit, "Baby Come Back" hit #1 this week in 1978.
In case the name of the group and song don't ring a bell, here are some of the lyrics:
Baby, come back, any kind of fool could see... there was something... in everything about you.
Baby, come back... You can blame it all on me... I was wrong, and I just can't live without you.
It looked as if the group might be on its way after that hit, but following the release of their self-titled debut album that same year, they failed to have another hit on the charts. Guitarist and keyboard player J.C. Crowley left the group soon after to become a country artist, and bassist Ronn Moss left to join the cast of the daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful".
Beckett retired the Player name in the early 1980's to start a solo singer/songwriting stint, but he and Moss reformed the group in 1995.
Enjoy the music!
I think you may be wrong, Stephen. I'm prettty sure that song was written for the Swiffer Wet Mop/Duster commercials. It brings a tear to the eye seeing the efforts of the discarded mops and dusters trying to woo their former owners back...