First Hit #1: April 16, 1977
I don’t know why television stars want to be music stars. It sometimes works, of course, but you usually get David Hassellhoffs or Joey Lawrences, minor hits, major embarrassment, and potentially a way to make fun of people in other countries. David Soul had the name for music, sure, but he was best known as Hutch in Starsky and Hutch. His big hit, Don’t Give Up On Us, confirmed that it was probably for the best that he had an acting career to fall back on.
It’s not so much bad as it is inessential. Soul’s voice is fine, quite smooth and generally appealing. The song itself is an okay if maudlin love-esque song about maybe not breaking up. It’s fine, but I can’t imagine it would have been a hit if it was just David Soul, rather than David “Hutch” Soul. There’s just not that much there, it’s appealing but empty.