“Keep on Loving You” is a power ballad by the American rock band REO Speedwagon, written by their lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and pianist Kevin Cronin. It was released in November 1980 with “Follow My Heart” on the B-side as the lead single from their ninth studio album “Hi Infidelity.” It became one of the band’s most recognizable and commercially successful songs.
The song’s emotional lyrics, sung by lead vocalist Kevin Cronin, revolve around love, heartbreak, and perseverance in relationships. Its memorable chorus and heartfelt delivery struck a chord with listeners, making it a quintessential love anthem of the early 1980s.
“Keep on Loving You” was a massive hit, reaching the top ten in numerous countries, including the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its success solidified REO Speedwagon’s position in the music industry and introduced the band to a broader audience, garnering them widespread acclaim.
The song’s enduring popularity and relatable themes have made it a classic rock staple, frequently heard on radio stations and playlists even years after its release. Its emotional resonance and timeless appeal continue to captivate audiences, securing its place as a beloved rock ballad.