I Love You (Otis Leavill song)

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"I Love You"
Single by Otis Leavill
B-side I Need You
Released 1969
Genre Soul
Length 2:58
Label Dakar Records 45-614
Writer(s) Carl Davis, Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin
Producer(s) Willie Henderson
Otis Leavill singles chronology
"It's the Same Old Me"
"I Love You"
"Glad I met You"

"I Love You" is a song and single written by Carl Davis, Eugene Record and Barbara Acklin and performed by American soul singer, Otis Leavill.[1][2] Record and Acklin also provided backing vocals.[3] At the time of the recording, Leavill was vice-president of Dakar Records, the label upon which the song was released.[4]

It was first released in 1969 in America and reached 10 on the R&B chart and 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1970.[3][5] Allmusic.com described Leavill's rendition as "imitating Record, the Chi-lites' lead singer".[3] It was released on Atlantic in the UK in 1970 but failed to chart.[6]


  1. ^ "I Love You". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "I Love You". BMI Repertoire. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b c "Otis Leavill". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  4. ^ Talevski, Nick. Knocking On Heavens Door. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  5. ^ "January 17, 1970 Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  6. ^ "I Love You (UK)". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07.