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For the album, see L-O-V-E (album). For other uses, see Love (disambiguation).
Song by Nat King Cole from the album L-O-V-E
Released January 1965
Genre Jazz, soul
Length 2:34
Label Capitol
Writer Bert Kaempfert - music, Milt Gabler - lyrics
Single by Nat King Cole
B-side I Don't Want to See Tomorrow
Released September 1964
Single by Joss Stone
from the album Introducing Joss Stone (Special Edition Bonus CD)
A-side Baby Baby Baby (UK CD Single)
Released 18 September 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Jazz, soul
Length 2:48
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler
Producer(s) Raphael Saadiq
Joss Stone singles chronology
"Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now"
"Baby Baby Baby"

"L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). The trumpet solo is by Bobby Bryant.[citation needed] The song had already been an instrumental track on Kaempfert's Blue Midnight album in 1964.

Nat King Cole also recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" in a combination of Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.


The song has been covered by several artists, including Cole's daughter, Natalie Cole; Michael Bublé; Chelsea Krombach; and Joss Stone. Stone's version was released worldwide on the iTunes Store on September 18, 2007, and reached number one hundred on the UK Singles Chart the week of November 17, 2007, spending only one week on the chart. Stone performed a duet of the song with Natalie Cole at Frosted Pink, an ABC-televised benefit concert to raise awareness of women's cancer, held at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California, on October 6, 2007. Ukulele music artist Julia Nunes also did a cover that got posted to her official YouTube channel as a special Valentine's Day cover.

In 2008 Jools Holland recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" for his album The Informer with Rico Rodriguez singing lead vocals. It is a song that Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have performed for several years now.

Deana Martin recorded L-O-V-E in 2009. The song was released on her album Volare in 2009 by Big Fish Records.

In 2011, the 16-year old, Catalan talent Andrea Motis performed the song on the TV channel Canal 33, singing the lead vocal and playing trumpet along with her music tutor Joan Chamarro and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona, the youngest jazz band in Europe at the time.[1]

Pablo Bubar used "L-O-V-E" in one of the musical romance sketches of "Pablo the Romantic" from the BBC Three television series "Boom Town".

Jamaican artist Yellowman has done several versions of L-O-V-E.

In popular culture[edit]

Charts (Joss Stone version)[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Italian FIMI Download Chart 69
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 75
UK Singles Chart[4] 100


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