"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. It peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard R&B chart.
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.