My favorite is by the underrated Australian group, Little River Band, in 1978. The song, written by founding band member Graeham Goble, reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
The song opens with a guy recalling a special woman:
And he realizes that he would like her back in his life:
And then he proclaims that he wants her back in life:
I was fortunate to see LRB in concert at the Executive Inn Rivermont in Owensboro, Ky., in the mid-1990s. Lead singer Glenn Shorrock was with the band along with two other original members. They put on a fabulous show.
"Lady" is one of LRB's most played tunes on radio, second only to "Reminiscing." Both were on their "Sleeper Catcher" album.
LRB, a band with wonderful harmonies and solid musicianship, was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame in 2004.