In Love with Love

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"In Love With Love"
Single by Debbie Harry
from the album Rockbird
Released May 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Synthpop, Freestyle
Label Geffen Records (U.S.)
Chrysalis Records (UK)
Writer(s) Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
Producer(s) Seth Justman
Debbie Harry singles chronology
"Free to Fall"
(1987)
"In Love with Love"
(1987)
"Liar Liar"
(1988)
Music sample
Alternative cover
UK single sleeve.

"In Love with Love" is a song recorded by the American singer Debbie Harry. It was taken from her second solo album Rockbird and released as a single in 1987.

Song information[edit]

Lyrically, the song is the sequel to Blondie's "Heart of Glass", according to Harry. The song was released on May 9, 1987 and was, to date, her only solo single to reach #1 on the US dance chart.[1] The single also went on to become a minor hit in several countries, including #45 in the UK and #70 on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it remains her last entry to date.

A music video was produced for the single, featuring Harry dancing in front of various cultural backdrops in a couple different outfits throughout the clip.

The UK single version of "In Love With Love," was remixed and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman production team, who at the time were producing many popular singles in both the UK and the US by artists such as Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Rick Astley, (and later Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan). As a result, Geffen Records issued a second 12" of the song in the US including these UK mixes, labelling them "London Mixes".

In 1988, both the US "Heart Of Fire Mix" of "In Love With Love" and the French-language version of "French Kissin' In The USA" were included on the Blondie/Debbie Harry remix compilation Once More into the Bleach. The Stock Aitken Waterman version of "In Love With Love" appears in its edited 7" form on Chrysalis Records/EMI's 1999 compilation Most of All - The Best of Deborah Harry.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) unless otherwise noted.

US 7" #1

  1. "In Love with Love" (7" Edit) - 3:20
  2. "In Love with Love" (London Mix Edit) - 3:20

US 7" #2

  1. "In Love with Love" (London Mix Edit) - 3:20
  2. "Secret Life" - 3:45

US 12" #1

  1. "In Love with Love" (Heart Of Fire Mix) - 7:12
  2. "In Love with Love" (The Passionate Dub) - 12:00
  3. "In Love with Love" (Debapella Version) - 4:08

US 12" #2

  1. "In Love with Love" (London Extended Mix) - 7:16
  2. "In Love with Love" (London Mix Edit) - 3:20
  3. "In Love with Love" (Heart Of Fire Mix) - 7:12
  4. "Secret Life" - 3:45

UK 7"

  1. "In Love with Love" - 3:20 (aka "London Mix Edit")
  2. "French Kissin' In The USA" (French Version - 7" Edit) (Chuck Lorre) - 4:08

UK 12"

  1. "In Love with Love" (Extended Version) - 7:20 (aka "London Extended Mix")
  2. "Feel the Spin" (Extended Dance Version) (Deborah Harry, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Toni C.) - 6:50
  3. "French Kissin' in the USA" (French Version) (Chuck Lorre) - 5:31

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 70
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 9
UK Singles Chart 45
Dutch Singles Chart 95

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"Respectable" by Mel and Kim
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
July 11, 1987
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 118.