In the Name of Love (Thompson Twins song)

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"In the Name of Love"
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album In the Name of Love and Set
Released 1982
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:18 (7")
5:39 (12")
Label Arista Records
Writer(s) Thompson Twins
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Make Believe"
(1981)
"In the Name of Love"
(1982)
"Runaway"
(1982)

"In the Name of Love" is the title track of the 1982 album by The Thompson Twins. The song was written by all three members of the group and was the first of twelve entries on the Billboard dance chart for the group. "In the Name of Love" went to number one on the dance music chart and stayed there for five weeks, and spent a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart.[1] It peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard R&B chart.[2]

The track was rereleased in 1988 in a remix by Shep Pettibone, resulting in another number-one single on the dance chart, as well as reaching number forty-six on the UK Singles Chart.

In popular culture[edit]

In the Name of Love '88[edit]

"In The Name Of Love '88"
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes
B-side In The Name Of Love (Original), Passion Planet (12" only)
Released 1988
Format 7" Single, 12" single, CD Single
Genre Pop Rock
Length 3:30
Label Arista Records
Writer(s) Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, Matthew Seligman
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite; Shep Pettibone
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Long Goodbye"
(1987)
"In The Name Of Love '88"
(1988)
"Sugar Daddy"
(1989)

"In The Name Of Love '88" is a 1988 single by Thompson Twins from the album The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes. The song originally featured on the 1982 albums Set, and In The Name Of Love, and was written by the early seven piece lineup of the band: Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, and Matthew Seligman. The song was newly remixed by Shep Pettibone for the Greatest Mixes album. The single peaked at #46 in the UK, spending 3 weeks on the chart.[3] The single fared better in America, where it peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.[4]

Formats[edit]

7" Single

Side A:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" - 3:30

Side B:

  1. "In The Name Of Love" (Original) - 3:18
12" Single

Side One:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Mix) - 6:40

Side Two:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88 (Railroad Dub) - 5:48
  2. "In The Name Of Love" (Original) - 3:18
12" Single (U.S.)

Side One:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Mix) - 6:40
  2. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Dub) - 5:48
  3. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Single Mix) - 3:30

Side Two:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Extended Mix) - 5:18
  2. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Dub) - 6:20
  3. "Passion Planet" - 3:42
CD Single
  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Single Mix) - 3:30
  2. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Mix) - 6:40
  3. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Dub)" - 5:48
  4. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Original) - 3:18

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 46
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play[6] 1

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 258. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 578. 
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - In The Name Of Love '88 by The Thompson Twins Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thompson Twins - Awards". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 17 Sep 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Official Charts Company - In The Name Of Love '88 by The Thompson Twins Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Thompson Twins Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 17 Sept 2012.