The brothers tapped the same well again when they recorded their 1980 album “Sons of the Sun.” David wrote the first single, “Lovers Live Longer,” based on a headline he read on a gossip tabloid while going through the checkout line at a grocery store. That record peaked at #3. The next one was a song they received in the mail at their home in Florida. Although “Do You Love As Good As You Look” was penned by other writers, the song seemed to be a natural for them.
“Do You Love As Good As You Look” actually got its start inside a recording studio where co-writer Charlie Black was overdubbing vocal harmonies during a demo session. A beautiful girl happened to walk by the glassed-in studio and the nucleus of the song was formed right then and there by Black and the other male members in the room. Later, when Charlie teamed up with his buddies Rory Bourke and Jerry Gillespie, “Do You Love As Good As You Look” was polished up and completed.
The songwriters initially hesitated about sending it to the Bellamy Brothers, thinking Howard and David wouldn’t consider recording something they didn’t write themselves. Apparently, it didn’t matter. The tune sounded like a page right out of their own catalog and “Do You Love As Good As You Look” brought them to number one on Billboard’s country singles chart for the fourth time on March 7, 1981. Six more chart-toppers followed through 1987’s “Kids Of The Baby Boom.”