Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits. Although. REO Speedwagon's mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s but the band still remains a popular live act.

Hi Infidelity is the ninth studio was released in 1980. It went on to become the biggest selling rock LP of 1981, eventually selling over ten million copies. Six songs from this album hit Billboard charts, including Keep On Loving You  which was the band's first Number 1 hit.